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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…)

Dying With Dignity: Expanding end-of-life choices

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Dying With Dignity: Expanding end-of-life choices)

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dyingwithdignityA 2012 Angus Reid poll showed that 80% of Canadians support the right of terminally ill patients to have medical assistance to die.  Similarly, an Environics Institute poll released December 2013 found Quebec residents are more likely than other Canadians to support medically assisted death. The poll found that nearly four in five Quebec residents said they approved of allowing a terminally ill or severely disabled person to end their life.

Dying with Dignity Canada (DWD) is a Canadian organization devoted to improving quality of dying and expanding end-of-life choices for all Canadians.

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Quebec considers ‘dying with dignity’ law

January 24th, 2013 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Quebec considers ‘dying with dignity’ law)

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Quebec could be the first Canadian province to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives

A landmark report to the Quebec legislature in March 2012 [opens to PDF] suggested the province legalize doctor-assisted euthanasia. It recommended the Quebec government make it legal for doctors to help the terminally ill die, if they want to, under “exceptional circumstances.” The report was issued after more than two years of deliberations and public hearings. (more…)