End-of-Life History – a TVO special


Palliative Care Specialist Dr. Marissa Slaven was interviewed on the TVO program The Agenda and shares the history of palliative medicine in Canada. This field is less well understood by the general public than other areas of medicine and according to Slaven even among physician and medical students the area is not well understood. 

It is an area of medicine that according to the World Health Organization (WHO) addresses the physical, emotional and even spiritual needs of the patient. Moreover it is an area that offers care to the family and friends of the person requiring care – loved ones are “part of the unit of care,” says Slaven.

This relatively new area of medicine is critical to the debate on euthanasia and to providing care for those who need it.

View the program notes here.

Posted in: Blogroll on April 7th by shannon


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