Dying in Canada: A Quality Finish?
Daren K. Heyland, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine, Kingston General Hospital, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Presented at Grand Rounds,
St. Paul's Hospital,
Vancouver, British Columbia
45 minutes duration.
- Review the information and research currently available to understand the process of death and dying in the intensive care unit
- Focus on patient and family perspectives on this process
- Review the importance of focusing on end of life issues in seriously ill medical patients as well as patients traditionally considered terminally ill from cancer
- Outline the details of new studies underway to better understand death and dying from the perspective of patients and families in Canadian hospitalized and critically ill patients