Living Lessons® Campaign and Resources
Since 1998, the Living Lessons® program has created and distributed resources for caregivers and patients.
The following resources are available for purchase by caregivers from the CHPCA Marketplace (direct ordering on-line) or by calling the toll-free information line (1-877-203-INFO ) to request a copy:
- A Caregiver’s Guide (booklet)
- You Are Not Alone (pamphlet)
- Influencing Change: A Patient and Caregiver Advocacy Guide (booklet)
Living Lessons® is an innovative program developed by The GlaxoSmithKline Foundation in partnership with the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA). It is the product of an unparalleled corporate community investment initiative that has engaged the management and employees of GlaxoSmithKline Inc. as well as professional and volunteer hospice palliative care providers in an extensive, consultative and collaborative program. The campaign addresses significant issues in Canadian society: our death defying medical system and our death denying culture. By encouraging open dialogue on death and dying, Living Lessons® hopes to move the hospice palliative care movement from the periphery of the medical system into the mainstream where it belongs.
Living Lessons® communicates that hospice palliative care helps to ensure quality-of-life for the last stages of life. The campaign does this by combining the powerful imagery captured by internationally acclaimed Canadian photojournalist Roger LeMoyne and the compelling experiences of those facing life-threatening illnesses. It educates patients, caregivers, medical professionals, volunteers, policy makers and the public-at-large about the resources and expertise that are — or should be — available in their communities.