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Palliative Care Toolkit

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A practical guide to support life during serious illness or at life’s end

This new booklet contains articles and discussion questions that can help you and your church understand what is going on with end-of-life care today, why it matters, and how we can respond as Christians.

The 44-page booklet, published in 2018, is divided into four sections with informative articles, clearly presented data, and helpful discussion questions.

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CONTENTS

 5  Introduction

SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING PALLIATIVE CARE
 9  The story of palliative care
10  What is palliative care?
14  Interview: A physician opens up about assisted suicide and what palliative care has to offer
16  Discussion questions

SECTION 2: WHY PALLIATIVE CARE MATTERS
19  How does our faith motivate us to support palliative care?
20  How is palliative care unique?
23  Palliative care by the numbers
24  Discussion questions

SECTION 3: WAYS CANADIANS ARE ENGAGED IN PALLIATIVE CARE
27  Engaging in public policy
28  Case study: Faith groups play part in getting new hospice built
29  Case study: How music tends and heals
31  Case study: How I wound up on 100 Huntley St
with my golden doodle
32  Discussion questions

SECTION 4: GETTING INVOLVED
35  What can I do?
37  Tips for visiting hospital patients
38  What are the conversations we need to have around death, dying and bereavement?
39  FAQs
40  Resources
41  Discussion questions

42  Conclusion


Note: See our related online series Your Stories of Palliative Care.
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