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Exploring resilience in the practice of informal caregiving

February 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Exploring resilience in the practice of informal caregiving)

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pfr-banner-post-1Despite the risk for the onset of burden, some informal caregivers manage challenges quite well and demonstrate a certain degree of resilience. What does resilience look like among those providing care to dying individuals?

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The role of mindfulness in end of life care

January 10th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on The role of mindfulness in end of life care)

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picture-723pfr-banner-post-1Mindfulness assists people with their end of life process by giving them and their caregivers a tool they can use in order to be fully aware of the present moment and their own physical and mental states

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Keynote by Dr. Eike-Henner Kluge: Reflections on Dying

November 25th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Keynote by Dr. Eike-Henner Kluge: Reflections on Dying)

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picture-722pfr-banner-post-1“This talk is about death and dying. Not about dying unexpectedly or by accident, but about dying as an event that in principle is within our control”

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People living with disability throughout life are now aging, with emerging needs and issues

November 29th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on People living with disability throughout life are now aging, with emerging needs and issues)

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picture 658pfr banner workingNanaimo access activist Terry Wiens has grown up with disability, lived through his adult years with that disability, and is now aging into senior years. Will his needs be met?

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BC Seniors Advocate calls for more help for low-income renters, homeowners

May 25th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on BC Seniors Advocate calls for more help for low-income renters, homeowners)

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picture 633pfr banner workingSeniors in every corner of the province of British Columbia are frustrated and concerned about the availability, appropriateness and affordability of housing

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Antipsychotic medication use varies by home among elderly Ontario long-term care residents

May 20th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Antipsychotic medication use varies by home among elderly Ontario long-term care residents)

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picture 632apfr banner workingA report called Looking for Balance has provided a snapshot of the current state of antipsychotic medication use in Ontario long-term care homes and reveals there is wide variation across homes in the percentage of residents being prescribed these medications.

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