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Learn More About Hospice Quinte and Hospice Palliative Care

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Changing Lives Podcast

Changing Lives Podcast

Hospice Quinte’s weekly podcast about hospice palliative care issues, end-of-life care, and the work we do in our region

Hospice Quinte Publications

Hospice Quinte Publications

Annual reports, brochures, and other publications from Hospice Quinte

Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Links to other online resources for patients, caregivers, and the bereaved

Speaking Requests

Speaking Requests

Request someone to speak to your group, business, or organization about Hospice Quinte and hospice palliative care

Latest Updates

History of Hospice Care

Hospice care has been practiced for over 1,500 years. The creation of the “modern day” hospice is credited to Dame Cicely Saunders who, in England during the 1950’s, realized that managing pain at end of life was not enough. Be sure to check out this week's Changing Lives Podcast to learn more about Dame Saunders and the history of hospice care.

National Bereavement Day 2019

Canada’s third National Bereavement Day will be celebrated by individuals across the country on November 19th, 2019. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, the leading national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada, were the advocates behind the creation of National Bereavement Day. Listen in for more information about grief and bereavement, and the support available to individuals from Hospice Quinte in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Children's Grief Awareness Day is observed each year on the third Thursday in November. This year, Children’s Grief Awareness Day falls on Thursday, November 21st. The goal of Children's Grief Awareness Day is to bring attention to the fact that being openly supportive can make the world of a difference in the life of a grieving child. Learn more about Children's Grief Awareness Day and what grief is like for children in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

When Feeling Okay Feels Wrong

Losing a loved one is devastating, and unfortunately, grief offers us no timeline. At first, it might feel as though everything has completely stopped; thoughts of “growth” and “healing” from this significant loss seem inconceivable. But, as time passes, there are fewer tears and you begin to experience the joys of life again, but grief is a funny thing. For some individuals, starting to feel okay again, while still grieving the loss of a loved one, can feel wrong. Learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

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“The care of the dying demands all that we can do to enable patients to live until they die.”

–Dame Cicely Saunders