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Supporting Someone With Palliative and End of Life Care

As a caregiver to someone who is facing a terminal illness, you may need to face some challenging decisions, and experience grief or other difficult feelings.

If you’re caring for someone in a palliative care environment or providing end of life care, the following resources may be helpful.

A Caregiver’s Guide: A handbook about end-of-life care
A thorough guide on palliative care published by the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)

Canadian Home Care Association
Find tools and resources for managing palliative care for the person you’re caring for.

Canadian Virtual Hospice
Find support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care.

Ehospice.com
Find the latest news, commentary, and analysis from the world of hospice, palliative, and end of life care.

Understanding MAID: For individuals and families
A downloadable e-booklet outlining key information on Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) program.

S2 E5 | 34 min
Dealing with Dying, Death, and Grief as a Caregiver
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle Jobin is joined by Susan Kendal, founder of Evolve Beyond Grief, to talk about normalizing conversations around death and grief.

S3 E4 | 37 min
Caring for a Terminally Ill Spouse
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle Jobin is joined by Chris Rosati to touch upon his journey caring for his beloved wife of 37 years after she got diagnosed with cancer.

S4 E2 | 48 min
Caring for a Terminally Ill Child
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle speaks with caregiver Katherine about her experiences, starting with her partner’s mental health struggles and continuing with her son’s rare genetic disease diagnosis.

S4 E1 | 40 min
Caring for a Parent Advocating for Palliative Care
What’s in this podcast:

Daniel Nowoselski shares his experience as a caregiver for his father and discusses the challenges of being a caregiver while working full-time and finishing a degree.

S3 E7 | 46 min
Caring for Parents
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle Jobin is joined by Rani Sinanan who speaks about her experience caring for both her parents and what this looked like for her.

S3 E10 | 31 min
Caring for Parents with Siblings
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle Jobin is joined by Rick Lauber, a former co-caregiver who shared caregiving responsibilities with his two sisters to his aging parents.

S3 E1 | 40 min
Walking Alongside Indigenous Peoples who are Seriously Ill: Education for Community Caregivers Curriculum
What’s in this podcast:

How Michelle Jobin is joined by Holly Prince and Jessica Wyatt to discuss CERAH, a Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health at Lakehead University and discuss their experiences with caregiving and why this is so pivotal to Indigenous communities.

S3 E6 | 33 min
PTSD in Caregivers
What’s in this podcast:

Dr. Patrick McGrath, a Clinical Psychologist and an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University. In this episode, he talks about medical and psychological treatments for PTSD, and resources caregivers can access to help with this.

S3 E3 | 35 min
Caregiver Coaching
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle Jobin is joined by Brenda Davie and Suzanne McKenna to discuss The Ontario Caregiver Organization Caregiver Coaching Program.

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