end of life

Going Gently Into The Good Night

by Audrey Miller on May 15, 2017

in End of Life

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca Last week was Canada’s National Hospice Palliative Care Week. So what is palliative care? Since its inception in Canada in the 1970’s, things have changed quite a bit. Only a few years ago, the term palliative care and the public’s general understanding, was that it meant the end was imminent and all […]

Originally published at allaboutestates.ca on July 8, 2015 There was a recent article in the Globe and Mail that highlights the need for a very important decision to be made, the decision to be an organ donor and more specifically to this article, bequeathing your body to science. Bequeathing your body to science helps educate […]

Originally posted in allabouteestates.ca on October 8, 2014: (Miller and Ruiter-Kohn) “For most people in the developed world, conversations about such topics (as death) never take place. Young people remark in passing that they would rather be dead than go into a nursing home; that they do not want to die in hospital; that they […]

By: Audrey R. Miller MSW, RSW,CCRC, CCLCP Printed online @ CARP, April 10, 2012 I know about the importance of communicating to loved ones, friends and physicians about ones’ own future health care wishes and end of life care. The question is, what do you know about it? We all have choices and it is […]