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Wild Roses

As a young girl, I remember drawing in my sketch book surrounded by the scent of the wild roses in our garden. That scent always provided me with wonderful memories of summers past. Years later, I learned that wild roses are considered a symbol of protection, adoration, and love.  Not long ago, I entered the […]

A profile of palliative home care clients receiving care in Ontario

By Dawn M. Guthrie and Nicole Williams, Wilfrid Laurier University As the population ages, there is a growing number of people living with chronic, life-limiting illnesses such as Alzheimer’s dementia, organ failure and chronic lung diseases. People who receive palliative care (PC) tend to have cancer and a relatively short prognosis (less than 6 months). […]

Developing the Role of Volunteers to Support Caregivers of Children Living with Medical Complexity

By Gloria Puurveen, PhD, Project Manager and Knowledge Translation – Nav-CARE project, University of British Columbia-Okanagan (UBC-O), Barbara Pesut PhD, RN, Professor, School of Nursing, Principal Research Chair in Palliative & End-of-Life Care (UBC-O) and Robyn Thomas, Master’s student, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (UBC-O) The number of children living with medical complexity is rising due to […]