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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

Why Winter Is The Worst For Grief

While we all have our struggles getting through the winter months, grieving the loss of someone close to you during the winter can be more challenging than during the sunny days of the other seasons. With the winter season among us, it’s beneficial to us all to learn a little bit more about why winter is the worst for grief. Listen in to this week's Changing Lives Podcast to learn more.

What Grieving People Wish You Knew At Christmas

With the end of another year, comes an array of celebration – everywhere we turn people seem to be happy and enjoying the holidays. But for individuals who have recently lost someone they love; the holiday season can feel more like something they need to get through, rather than enjoy. While there is very little that we can do to fix the pain of loss our grieving loved ones are facing, we can bring them comfort and do our best to be empathetic of their grief during the holiday season. Tune in to this week's Changing Lives Podcast to learn what grieving people wish you knew at Christmas.

Supporting Grieving Children During The Holidays

For most children and families, the holiday season is one that’s filled with joy, love and celebration. But after experiencing the loss of someone you love, holiday celebrations can become especially difficult. Different family members can, and typically do, grieve in different ways. That's why in this week's Changing Lives Podcast we're going to discuss how to support grieving children during the holidays.

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.

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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