Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) is a the national human-rights charity committed to improving quality of dying, protecting end-of-life rights, and helping Canadians avoid unwanted suffering.
End-of-life care and choice decisions are a right that is unique to each individual. DWDC strives to provide individuals with information about all options available to them so they can make an informed choice based on their wishes and values.
Fair Access to Palliative Care
DWDC works to identify and address the unfair barriers that separate suffering people from the care they need.
Public opinion polls consistently show that nearly all Canadians support palliative care. And as our population ages, a great many of us will need access to it when the time comes.
Palliative care is about more than just alleviating a person’s pain. It is about improving quality of life for a person with a serious, life-limiting illness and for their loved ones. In addition to managing a person’s physical pain; it aims to ensure that the person is comfortable and is receiving adequate support, wherever they are receiving care. Palliative care addresses the person’s emotional, psychosocial and spiritual needs, and it helps their loved ones cope with the experience of caring for someone with a serious illness.
Grief literacy series
Dying With Dignity Canada is currently offering a Grief Literacy Webinar Series. There are four upcoming webinars in the series that are free to register for:
Approaches to death and dying, grief and healing in First Nation communities
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 3:00pm
How to be there for someone who is grieving
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 3:00pm
Children and grief: Perspectives, support and discussions
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 3:00pm
Cultural humility and grief
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 at 3:30pm
For more information about any of these webinars or to register please go to the Dying With Dignity website.
Dying With Dignity Canada also has a wealth of other resources including other webinars, knowing your rights as a patient, how to make an advance care plan and how to ensure your wishes are followed. Find them here Dying With Dignity Education.
DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions of Dying With Dignity Canada do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Arbutus Financial. This content has been distributed for the purpose of sharing the DWDC upcoming webinar series, additional content is provided as context of the organization only.
Introduction to Advance Care Planning
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