“Action for Safety is being sought in response to the February 9, 2013 W5 documentary, Crisis in Care, reported by Sandi Rinaldo and the CTV team of investigators. This investigation uncovered horrific statistics and stories of abuse taking place in Long Term Care facilities in Canada.
Social workers, by their very nature are nurturing, caring, helpful, want to make a difference, and often put others before themselves. If one wants to still be in the profession in 5, 10, 25, or 30 years, practicing and implementing self-care is a must.
Death, dying, and end-of-life issues are not easy topics to raise or discuss, and there will be many who are in favor and just as many not in favor of one choosing to end his or her life. I usually think in terms of, “What would I want?” It is difficult to know what I would want in the future, but this is an issue that needs to be explored. Like wills or mandates, it is a topic to be discussed with our clients.
Assisted Dying is a topic one sees all over social media, blog posts, and in the news; although other terms used are assisted suicide, euthanasia, dying with dignity or dying in dignity.
The topic is controversial, but it gets people talking……
In Journey’s End Julie and I write about death, dying, and end-of-life issues. We attempt to define and describe these real-life circumstances. We discuss ways to deal with them proactively and view them from multiple perspectives: personal, professional, and societal.
The Controversy that Surrounds Assisted Dying and Why?
Honorable Mention for Social Work Category:
Case In Point Platinum Awards, a unique awards program that recognizes the most successful and innovative case management programs working to improve healthcare across the care continuum. (Dorland Health was a leading integrated media publisher in the healthcare business information industry and does not exist anymore).
December 2014- December 2015
I was a Contributing Writer/Chronique for OTTITI, a local Montreal organization that was primarily aimed at policy makers, professionals, and employees in the area of accommodation service. The mission was to facilitate the most current knowledge in hospitality and services by sharing expertise and experience to foster improvement in the quality of services.
Book in progress- Journey’s End: Publication planned for Fall 2016
A book on death, dying, and end of life-take a look!
‘The Death Chicks’- And Speaking of Death, What is the Value of Sharing Our Stories?
August 2018-Interview on End of Life University:
The Controversy that Surrounds Assisted Dying and Why? – May 2016