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As I turn the corner from the elevator I come face to face with the corridor leading to the palliative care ward on the eight floor of St. Boniface Hospital. At first glance it looks like any other ward in a hospital. The corridor is filled with dollies piled high with supplies; towels, food trays, TV...
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The loud thud against the window of the cabin startled the group. A bird had flown hard into the glass and dropped to the ground outside the window. Sarah rushed outside to check on the bird and the rest of us waited quietly for news. Ten young adults were gathered in the small rustic log cabin built...
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During the Christmas season that would turn out to be Dad’s last, our extended family gathered as usual for its Christmas celebration – children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and dogs with the eighty-five year old patriarch and our mother at the heart of it all. In many respects the festivities...
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I want to share with you the extraordinary role that palliative care played in the last four weeks of the life of my sister, Maureen. But in order to do that, I feel it is necessary for you to understand the context of her life and preparation for death. About a month before Maureen was confined to bed...
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Watching the short films …. has triggered for me a stream of memories, of experiences, of feelings as I looked back on the many years that I worked alongside Bal Mount in Palliative Care. There was excitement, there was joy, there was frustration, there was enormous respect. One of the early documents...
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Providing care for a complex patient with unique health issues in the community can be a challenge. My name is Kelly and I work at St. Boniface Hospital on medicine/oncology. My sister Jaime was born with an undiagnosed neurological condition which presented itself as status seizures, hydrocephalus and...
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