Search Resources (English): Palliative care

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Gender and the costs of palliative caregiving for people with HIV/AIDS

Examines the issues confronting palliative caregivers of people with AIDS.

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Published: 2006
Final payments: socioeconomic costs of palliative home caregiving

Analyzes gender differences, differences between formal and informal caregivers, and regional (British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia) and diagnosis-related differences between male and female palliative caregivers.

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Published: 2002
Final payments: socio-economic costs of palliative home caregiving in the last month of life

Assesses the socio-economic costs and benefits for both female and male informal and formal caregivers providing palliative home care (focusing on the last month of life) to a cancer or AIDS patient. Examines a comprehensive set of costs and benefits-including social, economic, emotional, psychological and spiritual-experienced by these caregivers.

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Published: 2002
Building collaborative communities for cross cultural cancer research & care

Presents the proceedings and recommendations from the First National Workshop on Cross Cultural Cancer Research and Care held in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 20th and 21st, 2004.

Published: 2004
Information needs at the end of life: a content analysis of one person's story

Describes the nature of information needed during the last phase of life. Presents and elaborates on four categories of needs, including physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial.

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Published: 2004
Ensuring a good death: improving palliative care for patients and caregivers

Presents policy recommendations to ensure consistent, high-quality palliative care across all sites and caregivers.

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Published: 2003
Rural palliative care: in the arms of the community
Appears in the Fall 1999 issue of Farm Family Health (Vol. 7, No. 2). Examines the particular challenges of rural palliative care. Details the added burden for the caregivers, especially if they must also run a farm. (See Details)
Published: 1999
What do patients receiving palliative care for cancer and their families want to be told? A Canadian and Australian qualitative
Obtained feedback from patients receiving palliative care and their relatives from various ethnic backgrounds about their experiences of the disclosure process and their satisfaction with information sharing during the illness. Finds that information delivery for patients needs to be individualised with particular attention to process at all stages of illness. Concludes that patients and families use secondary sources of information to complement and verify information given by health carers. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Finding our way home: housing options in inner city Winnipeg for people with disabilities who are dying
Examines the lack of safe, affordable, available and accessible inner city Winnipeg housing, lack of supports aailable for people living in the core area experiencing end of life transitions, and the barriers encountered by people with disabilities. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Counselling guidelines on palliative care and bereavement
Provides guidelines on counselling people who are infected with HIV, who are concerned about being infected with HIV, or who are living with or caring for people with AIDS.
Published: 2001