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Intimations of mortality: Previews of the end

June 5th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Intimations of mortality: Previews of the end)

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pfr-banner-post-1If the human obsession with achievement is a subconscious attempt to deny–and transcend–mortality, what impact does it have on our beliefs, philosophies and societies?

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Dignity, end-of-Life, and concerns in the LGBTQ community

March 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Dignity, end-of-Life, and concerns in the LGBTQ community)

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pfr-banner-post-1The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community is a group in society with a unique set of end-of-life concerns, but their needs remain largely unmet

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Nanaimo demonstration and march part of National Day of Action on overdose crisis

February 26th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Nanaimo demonstration and march part of National Day of Action on overdose crisis)

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picture 739pfr-banner-post-1Concerned citizens march in Nanaimo on February 21, 2017, in solidarity with cities across Canada struggling with effective responses to the growing opioid overdose crisis

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Exploring resilience in the practice of informal caregiving

February 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (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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A veterinarian’s perspective on end-of-life care and humane euthanasia

February 7th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on A veterinarian’s perspective on end-of-life care and humane euthanasia)

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pfr-banner-post-1The modern strengthening of the human-animal bond has supported the development of a comprehensive veterinary practice that provides care for all life stages, including the end-of-life

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The role of mindfulness in end of life care

January 10th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (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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