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Why is everyone talking about painkillers, but not about pain?

January 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Why is everyone talking about painkillers, but not about pain?)

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pfr-banner-post-1Brock University professor Dan Malleck says that while concern about addictive painkillers is strong, concern about the broader social causes of pain should be even stronger

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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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Annual day of remembrance also raises suicide awareness

August 28th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Annual day of remembrance also raises suicide awareness)

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banner pfrThe 10th annual Soles Remembering Souls Walk will be held in Nanaimo on Saturday, September 10, 2016, with music, personal stories of hope, healing and support for survivors of suicide loss

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Grief, and dying, and the great love of life

April 19th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Grief, and dying, and the great love of life)

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picture 624bpfr banner workingStephen Jenkinson’s new book is not a seven step coping strategy and not an out-clause for trauma or sorrow — it’s a manifesto for sanity and soul

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New location for Nanaimo Community Hospice

April 16th, 2014 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on New location for Nanaimo Community Hospice)

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hospiceThe Nanaimo Community Hospice provides counseling and support to people with serious progressive illnesses where a cure is not expected and to their families and caregivers. Support is provided during the end of life and for family members and caregivers following the death of a loved one.

The Nanaimo hospice has recently relocated into a beautiful new building and grounds, with much more space for previously crowded programs. (more…)