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56 things to do in Metro Vancouver (LOH, SPH)

Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 56 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, December 16.

Alex Muir: Hospital, care-home policies must change so more people can access medical assistance in dying (MAiD, SPH)

In my role as a volunteer independent witness of MAiD application requests, working for Dying with Dignity Canada, I encounter many social workers and nurses employed by Providence, almost all of whom have been supportive of MAiD.

Put self-care at the top of your list this holiday season (BCCSU, PHC)

The end of the year is a joyous time, but for some people it can be difficult.

Health challenges expand one-size-fits-all approach to wellness (Linda Rankin, PHC)

Providence Health Care isn’t new to offering health challenges to its staff. Every October during healthy workplace month, the company encourages its employees to change a habit they can easily integrate into their workday.

50 things to do in Metro Vancouver (LOH, SPH)

Looking for something to do on Friday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 50 events happening in or around Vancouver on Friday, December 21.

SFU President’s Dream Colloquium on HIV/AIDS (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

A lecture on Innovation, Activism, and the Arts: Vancouver’s History in HIV.

How the way we talk about addiction can make it harder for people to recover (Dr. Kenneth Tupper, BCCSU)

Amanda Dick, who's being treated for drug use, says she might have sought help sooner if not for the stigma of being labelled an “addict.”

Canadians in small towns face alarmingly higher risk of opioid overdoses (Dr. Evan Wood, BCCSU)

Canadians who live in small cities face substantially higher risks of opioid overdoses than those who live in larger centres, according to new national data that expose how poverty, unemployment and other factors are exacerbating the continuing crisis.

 

 

Should people with mental disorders be allowed assisted death? (MAiD)

Experts the federal government charged with looking at whether people suffering only from mental disorders should be eligible for medically assisted death couldn't even agree on what evidence is relevant to the question, according to reports tabled in Parliament Wednesday.

Long-awaited reports highlight challenges of broadening assisted-dying law (MAiD)

Canada would be venturing into barely charted waters if it were to expand its assisted-dying law to cover young teenagers and patients with mental illness or severe dementia, according to three long-awaited reports.

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