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B.C. court upholds ban on assisted suicide as public debate heats up

October 19, 2013

This article was published by The Globe and Mail on October 10th, 2013.  To see this article and other related ...

CARP Good Death Poll™ Report

October 19, 2013

Key Findings October 18, 2013: CARP members have strongly favoured physician-assisted suicide since we began polling ...

The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Hurry Sundown

October 18, 2013

I’m a Boomer, and my grade 4 class was cancelled and sent home when we learned JFK had been shot. I saw Lee Harvey ...

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Really, it's Time to Talk about End-of-Life Care

July 12, 2013

“Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.” Nobody wants to talk about ...


The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: This Is The End, My Friend

July 12, 2013

I’m a Boomer, born just late enough (by days) to avoid the draft in the Vietnam War. I was living in the US at the ...

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Calgary palliative home care ‘decimated,’ says nurses union

May 15, 2013

Calgary cuts came Monday without warning Half of Calgary’s palliative home care nurses learned Monday they were being ...

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Boomers Push Doctor-Assisted Dying in End-of-Life Revolt

April 19, 2013

Claudia Burzichelli doesn’t want to die like her dad. Nine years ago, her father, already afflicted with ...

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8 Phrases You Should Know to Get the End-of-Life Care you Want

April 5, 2013

National Advance Care Planning Day (April 16, 2013) is fast approaching again – and again we’ll hear many voices ...


The CARP Poll: Advanced Directives Report

February 8, 2013

 February 8, 2013: For the most part members have not discussed end-of-life issues with their doctors but have ...

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Ask the Doctor # 57: Pain Management in End-of-Life Care and the role of pain medications

February 8, 2013

In this article, I will specifically address the issue of how pain is managed with medications. As discussed in the ...