The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is pleased to announce that the Ottawa Citizen was selected to be the first recipient of the newly created Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Media Award.
Created in 2006, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Media Award publicly recognizes journalists and/or media organizations for outstanding media coverage of issues related to hospice palliative and end-of-life care in Canada.
The Ottawa Citizen was selected as the recipient of this new award in recognition of the excellent series of 28 articles entitled “A Revolution in Dying” that was run in the Ottawa Citizen in May of 2005. The series of articles explored various topics in the field of hospice palliative care and portrayed the current state of end-of-life care in a clear and concise manner. The quality of the reporting in this series was exceptional and on behalf of the hospice palliative care community we would like to thank The Ottawa Citizen for raising the awareness of this issue among the general public.