How Do Canadians Die? Often Not How Desired

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In 2015, the Quality of Death Index, which rates end-of-life quality in eighty different countries, found Canada to be ranked in 11th place overall. This is a decent position to be in, but we could be offering better end-of-life care to Canadians. So, if palliative care is not where it should be in Canada, this begs the question: how do the majority of Canadians wish to die and how do they end up dying? Learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

About Hospice Quinte
Hospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers. Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.

The Hospice Quinte service area includes Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.

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