Palliative Care Matters: Fostering Change in Canadian Health Care – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Palliative Care Matters: Fostering Change in Canadian Health Care – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Palliative Care Matters (PCM) was launched in June 2016 to ensure all Canadians with life-limiting illness have timely access to high-quality, coordinated, and integrated palliative care. The main objectives of the initiative are to foster a conversation between the public, researchers, and health system leaders about what Canadians need and expect in relation to palliative … Continue reading

New toolkit helps Canadian long-term care homes create palliative care programs – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Tools for Change is a resource that was created by the Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care (QPC-LTC) Alliance to guide long term care homes in Canada that are creating their own formalized palliative care programs. The Alliance members developed a model of care for palliative care in long term care that is supported … Continue reading

New study questions the use of antipsychotics to manage delirium in the terminally ill – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

New study questions the use of antipsychotics to manage delirium in the terminally ill – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The benefit of antipsychotics for the management of delirium in terminally ill patients has been called into question by a randomized trial in which 247 inpatients of a hospice or palliative care service with mild to moderately severe delirium were assigned oral risperidone, haloperidol or placebo every 12 hours for 72 hours. Patients who received … Continue reading

Updated: Current Perspectives in the Literature on End of Life Care

“End of Life Care”, from the J.W. Crane Memorial Library’s Current Perspectives series, has been updated with information on new articles, books, videos and web resources. It can be accessed here: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/endoflife Current Perspectives consists of selected articles from the current journal literature, focusing on systematic reviews, best practices and innovative approaches to encourage excellence in … Continue reading

Indigenous Voices: Stories of Serious Illness and Grief – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The “Indigenous Voices: Stories of Serious Illness and Grief” video series is one of several new resources recently made available by the Canadian Virtual Hospice. “In this video and print series, First Nations, Inuit and Métis from across Canada share stories about traditions, rituals and spirituality, experiences of care and after death ceremonies and grieving. … Continue reading