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Part of my commitment to open communication involves a commitment to sharing resources freely— and, if that's what you're looking for... you've come to the right place. Below, you can explore where I typically visit 

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Dying With Dignity

A national human-rights charity committed  to improving the quality of dying, protecting end of life rights, and helping Canadians avoid unwanted suffering.

BON

Bereavement Ontario Network – a diverse group of organizations and individuals throughout the province that work in the field of grief, bereavement, and mourning as professionals and volunteers.

HPCO

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario – a provincial association of hospices and palliative care providers, professionals, and volunteers throughout Ontario.

CHPCA

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association – Advancing and advocating for quality end of life / hospice palliative care in Canada, It’s work includes public policy.

Pallium Canada

A national, non-profit organization focused on building professional and community capacity to help improve the quality and accessibility of palliative care in Canada.

Ontario Palliative Care Network

A partnership of community stakeholders, health service providers and health systems planners who are developing a coordinated and standardized approach for delivering hospice palliative care services  in the province, funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to help deliver on Ontario’s commitment to palliative care.

Speak Up Ontario

An initiative of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario to improve awareness of Health Care consent and Advance Care Planning in the Province of Ontario.

EOLDAOC

End of Life Doula Association of Canada – Taking an approach focused on holistic, individual, person-centred quality care

DDON

Death Doula Ontario Network – strives to increase public knowledge in death literacy, enhance end of life care skills and provide up to date resources and information.

DyingMatters.ca

Dedicated to increasing the awareness and knowledge about death and grief literacy

LHIN

Hamilton Niagara, Haldimand, and Brant Local Health Integration Network – planning, integrating, and funding local health care as well as delivering and coordinating home and community care

Canadian Virtual Hospice

The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.

Bereavement Authority of Ontario

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) is a government delegated authority administering provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA) on behalf of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. Responsible for protection of the public interest, the BAO regulates and supports licensed: funeral establishment operators, directors and preplanners; cemetery, crematorium and alternative disposition operators; transfer service operators; and bereavement sector sales representatives across Ontario. The BAO is wholly funded by licensee fees (not tax dollars).

Recommended Reading

Talking About Death Won't Kill You by Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller

Talking About Death Won’t Kill You is the essential handbook to help Canadians navigate personal and medical decisions for the best quality of life for the end of our lives. Noted palliative-care educator and researcher Kathy Kortes-Miller shows readers how to identify and reframe limiting beliefs about dying with humor and compassion.

The Needs of the Dying by David Kessler

In gentle, compassionate language, The Needs of the Dying helps us through the last chapter of our lives. Author David Kessler has identified key areas of concern: the need to be treated as a living human being, the need for hope, the need to express emotions, the need to participate in care, the need for honesty, the need for spirituality, and the need to be free of physical pain

Understanding Your Grief by Alan D Wolfelt, Ph. D.

Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have.

Sue Phillips - End of Life Doula

B.N.: 303306220

T: 905-630-4193

E: sphillips5519@gmail.com

Servicing Hamilton-Wentworth

and surrounding areas.

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