Background: Palliative care and the prison setting are diametrically opposed in their objectives. However, a high portion of those who are incarcerated in today’s prisons are aging, becoming infirm, and/or suffering life threatening diseases. Thus, increasingly, palliative care is a required service in the prison setting. This scoping review of relevant literature seeks to explore and synthesize global evidence and knowledge bases that are available.
Issue to be addressed: What is the experience of bereavement for family caregivers after the death of the patient? Many of Canada’s almost 1 million family caregivers will become bereaved each year, as more than 68% of the 238,000 deaths in Canada in 2009 were due to a chronic disease, such as cancer, heart disease and dementia. Family caregivers, […]
Meridith Burles (Supervisor: Lorraine Holtslander) College of Nursing University of Saskatchewan Email: email@example.com Dr. Burles is conducting a qualitative study that aims: to understand the ways in which women experience ovarian cancer as a chronic illness, and to describe how women negotiate the uncertainty of ovarian cancer and the future. Dr. Burles is asking women […]