Our VON Durham library has an extensive collection of books, videos, and reference materials on a wide range of subjects including: hospice care, caregiver support, pain and symptom management, complementary therapies, grief and bereavement. Some resources provided are designed to support children, youth, and LGBTQ+ needs.
Other online resources:
Advance Care Planning (ACP)
Living My Culture – People from 11 cultures share perspectives on living with advanced illness and grief.
Grief and Bereavement
Hospice Palliative Care Virtual Resources
Durham Region Hospice is a partnership between Durham Hospice (Clarington) and VON Durham Community Corporation (Whitby). We are currently in a $15-million capital campaign to support the construction of two new residential hospices in Durham Region and bring this much needed resource to our community.
Emily’s House is Toronto’s only hospice for children and families facing life-threatening illnesses.
Hospice Peterborough is a 10-bed facility providing 24/7 professional support for those needing end-of-life care. Care in the Hospice Residence addresses all aspects of your well-being – physical, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural and practical.
Journey Home Hospice provides people who are homeless with a safe, welcoming, and caring place to live their final weeks and days. Located in Toronto.
Margaret Bahen Hospice. Margaret Bahen Hospice is a 10-bed facility that provides 24/7 nursing-medical care, social work services, spiritual support, pharmacy & complimentary therapies to care for our residents and their families. We also have over 150 volunteers that help to keep our costs low while providing loving support. Located in Newmarket.
Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham Ltd. is a community based charitable organization committed to establishing a residential hospice in North Durham Region where palliative individuals, as well as their loved ones, are supported through their end-of-life journey. Our hospice home will provide a much needed alternative to institutional care facilities and home care; an essential option that does not currently exist for the people of Durham Region.
The Dorothy Ley Hospice offers programs and services designed to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of individuals living with a life-limiting illness. Located in Etobicoke.
Resources for Physicians, Nurses, and Pharmacists
Communication at the end of life by Associate Professor Brian Le, a Palliative Care Physician and Medical Oncologist. He is Director of Palliative Care at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. This 15-min podcast talks about how effective communication at end of life is an important part of quality care.
Methadone 4 Pain is a free, accredited course on methadone for pain in palliative care.
Nurturing the spirit as the end of life approaches by Dr Bruce Rumbold, Director of the La Trobe University Palliative Care Unit in Victoria, Australia. This 13-min podcast for health professionals considers approaches to nurturing the spirit of people with a life-limiting illness and their families.
Preparing families for an imminent death During this 15-min podcast Molly Carlile considers the inhibitors and enablers of effective communication with families so health professionals can prepare families for an imminent death, make the most of the time remaining, and minimize complex bereavement.
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