The 1999 Award of Excellence went to Dr. Elizabeth Latimer of Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Latimer is a distinguished and recognized member of the palliative care community. She is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, specializing in palliative care and palliative medicine.
Dr. Latimer is a tireless advocate for quality end-of-life care and has achieved so much:
- She has published extensively in the fields of palliative care, control of chronic cancer pain, delivery of health care to the dying, and the ethical basis of practice and decision making.
- Dr. Latimer has also worked internationally in the United States, the Netherlands, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.
- She made a presentation to the Special Senate subcommittee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in 1994.
- Before becoming a physician, Dr. Latimer was a nurse for several years.
We thank Dr. Latimer for her dedication to hospice palliative care movement and making a difference in the lives of many Canadians. We recognize and honor your contribution.