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The Difference Between Care and Caring

Palliative Care: You Are a Bridge (Get Palliative Care)
Palliative care is like the foundation of a bridge. An illness may weaken the foundation, but the palliative c​are team​ is there to give you a stronger layer of support.

Palliative Care: Dying with Dignity – What You Need to Know

White Rose Program
In this video you will learn about the White Rose Program and how it works. The White Rose Program is a way of showing respect by creating a quiet and calm environment to those who are dying and their families.

Pediatric Palliative Care

Precious Life, Meaningful Choices
Within the population of children & families requiring palliative care, there are children with multiple special needs. The families of these children embrace their child’s life with courage, love and hope, in the midst of uncertainty. In the film, Precious Lives, Meaningful Choices you will meet four families who share experiences.

Love and Sorrow: Dealing with the death of a child with special needs
In this video you will meet four parents who have experienced the death of a special needs child. These parents speak openly about their children and the many grief experiences they have encountered.

Lost Innocence: Dealing with the death of a young child
In this video you will meet three parents who have experienced the death of a young child. These parents speak openly about their children and the many grief experiences they have encountered.

Palliative and End-of-Life Care Digital Stories

Friends, Family, Food – Andrew’s Story
This is a story about living every day right up to the end in hospice.

Life is Beautiful – Deb’s Story
This story is about how having important end-of-life conversations before the end comes can make the final days a true celebration of life.

I Was His Person – Teresa’s Story
This story recognizes the importance of family caregivers, no matter how that is defined, during palliative care and at the end-of-life... and how the Grief Support program can help the family caregivers who gave so much of themselves.

Requests Honoured – Dave’s Story
This story is about the experience of having a loved one die at home with the support of palliative home care.

Perspective – Charlotte’s Story
This story is about the experience of losing a loved one in an acute palliative care setting and the little things that healthcare providers do to make it that much more bearable.

Being with Dad: Lenora’s story
This is a story about the challenges and possibilities of providing end-of-life care for the elderly in continuing care facilities. It touches on themes related to elder-friendly care, "palliation in place", and what it means to family members when staff does their best to support everyone, both the elderly and their family members, at end-of-life.

Living and Dying My Way: Heather's Story
This story, from the perspective of a Palliative Care professional who becomes a patient, emphasizes the importance of supporting individual choices during the end-of-life journey.

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