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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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Basic income and child benefits are the best bet to reduce poverty

March 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Basic income and child benefits are the best bet to reduce poverty)

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pfr-banner-post-1In Canada, a strong social safety net plus growth have been the factors in poverty reduction. Despite this progress, we hear repeated calls for continued poverty reduction

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Hearing others’ stories, sharing experiences, can build resilience for youth in treatment

March 7th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Hearing others’ stories, sharing experiences, can build resilience for youth in treatment)

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pfr-banner-post-1“Our study provides a window into what young people think about the mental health services they receive and what they feel helps and hinders their well-being…feedback will lead to…services that they will find engaging, meaningful and effective”

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Buddhist nun Yin Kit teaches mindfulness meditation to prisoners in the Fraser Valley

February 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Buddhist nun Yin Kit teaches mindfulness meditation to prisoners in the Fraser Valley)

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pfr-banner-post-1“If you constantly think of it as a prison cell it’s always duhkha—suffering. But if you turn it into a meditation cell, then at least for a moment you will have a glimpse of freedom and joy, because you let go of that negativity.”

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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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