Pain and palliative care Nathalie Aubin MUHC CNS supportive care and palliative care program
Subjects today: pain, dyspnea, GI symptom, delirum in palliative patients
Palliative care unit at MUHC is a tertiary care unit. They do more intensive symptom man
Palliative care in pediatrics
- The kids are sometimes more resilient and more ready for death than the parents. They play, they live and keep
being kids, but have the wisdom at the same time. It is about who will miss them when they a
Living with life-threatening illness: Hope, meaning, and uncertainty
Dr. Virginia Lee Nurse Scientist, MUHC Research Institute. She is running a psycho-social oncology research study. Former
- Psychosocial distres
- The system is not perfect. If you dont have a cancer diagnosis, it is difficult to get a palliative physician.
Another problem is that patients are getting services too late. They are working on providing services earlier.
AMI Quebec agir contre la sant mentale
- a lot of people suffer from mental illness AMI helps families living with mental illness through support
- 1 in 5 of Canadians will be affected by mental illness either directly or indirectly
- mental health = capa
Jane Chambers-Evans End of life decisions: assisting with decisions
Looking at ethics of law 90. Bioethics.
We need to look at dying, suffering, spiritual care.
Issues: Patients end up on a palliative bed because their symptoms cannot be managed on an imp
Plans for remainder of term
There are changes in the logistics of the course. There is a new course co-coordinator, because one of the
March 15 video discussion project
March 22 ethics and end-of-life decisions
March 29 no class
April 5 ped
- sometimes the forgotten aspect in palliative care. This concept will be explored today.
- letting go or living with?
- What do we know about prevailing thoughts about that? Varies in cultures, acceptable for a certain amount of
time (time limit),
Emergency department A forgotten key player in the trajectory of chronic illness
Characteristics of frequent attendees in an emergency department
- A little of 1/3 (36.1%) of patients who attended only once were triaged into one of the three most urgent
Self-managment program Living Well with COPD in cooperation with SRAD hospital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was the 4th leading cause of death in the US in 2003. It includes chronic bronchitis and
emphysema. It is the le
Advanced Parkinson Disease Living with a chronic illness
List of diseases seen at the Neuro
- epilepsy: brain cells are over firing. You get seizures.
- stroke: sudden death of brain cells.
- MS (Multiple Sclerosis): auto-immune disease affecting the brai