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

March 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (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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People who use drugs demand a say in fentanyl overdose responses

February 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on People who use drugs demand a say in fentanyl overdose responses)

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picture 740pfr-banner-post-1“There’s a common public misconception that we are unable to make decisions for ourselves. Truth being we are excluded from even participating in policy decisions that determine our fates”

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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 radio - (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 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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Turning responsibly towards death: A Jewish pastoral perspective

February 6th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Turning responsibly towards death: A Jewish pastoral perspective)

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picture 735pfr-banner-post-1Rabbi Laura Duhan Kaplan says that while we don’t know what happens on the ‘other side’ of death, we can prepare for it ‘on this side’ by letting go of attachments and grievances, and respond to death by learning to support the bereaved

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Young mom confronts risks and taboos of synthetic opioid in new memoir

January 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Young mom confronts risks and taboos of synthetic opioid in new memoir)

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pfr-banner-post-1Amid headlines of overdoses and galloping addiction rates, Carlyn Zwarenstein’s memoir is an outspoken and provocative dispatch from the New Age of Opium

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