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Health Canada's Campaign
We recently worked collaboratively with Health Canada on their new Palliative Care campaign. Check out the images you might see circulating on social media and the factsheet that includes three questions to ask your health care provider when you have been diagnosed with a serious illness. You can visit Health Canadas website here for more details.
For the Public
For Health Care Providers
The awareness campaign also has materials for health care providers. We helped created a factsheet with 3 questions providers can ask themselves to make talking about serious illness with their patients easier.
"“Why didn’t anyone tell me this sooner?” After being asked this question by patients with serious illnesses or their family members in nearly every home she visited, palliative care physician, Dr. Samantha Winemaker, began to think about new ways to address the massive gap.."
"I miss my patients. I’ve been caring for people in their homes for 15 years as a palliative care physician. When the pandemic hit, like many of my colleagues, I converted my practice to virtual-based care. I have always struggled with technology, so I had to learn the bare minimum to continue to look after my patients."
"Time and time again, palliative-care physician Samantha Winemaker says she kept arriving at the same place.
Coming in at the “eleventh hour,” the Hamilton doctor would often find patients and families were still “in the dark” about their illness journey, despite how close they were to the end of their lives."
McMaster University Brighter World
"When it comes to navigating the journey through serious illness, two McMaster doctors want to empower patients to take an active role in order to make the best choices at every juncture.
Hsien Seow, a palliative care researcher, and Samantha Winemaker, a palliative care physician, often hear from patients and families that they feel unprepared and overwhelmed by the health care system…"
Finding Your Bliss
"On this episode of Finding Your Bliss, we have a show devoted to family caregivers- the unsung heroes of the healthcare system. This week, Bliss expert and Life Coach Judy Librach is joined by Dr. Samantha Winemaker, who is a graduate of McMaster University Medical School. Dr. Winemaker completed her residency training in Family Medicine, and fellowship training in Palliative Medicine.."