Jeannette Singerman, a volunteer in Palliative Care, shows a package of rose-shaped soaps to patient Leah Pasechnick, who chose to present them as a gift to a loved one.
Feature articlesFebruary 2019

Palliative Care volunteers give the gift of gift-giving at the JGH

It’s better to give than receive, but what if illness makes gift-giving impossible? In Palliative Care at the JGH, a volunteer program run by Hope & Cope enables patients to choose from a variety of donated gifts that they can present to their loved ones.

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Dr. Bernard Lapointe
NewsNovember 2017

Senate bestows 150th Anniversary Medal on Dr. Bernard Lapointe

Dr. Bernard Lapointe, JGH Chief of Palliative Care and an internationally recognized leader in his field, has been honoured with a 150th Anniversary Medal by the Senate of Canada.

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Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg (centre) is welcomed to the Jewish General Hospital by Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (left), President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, and by Dr. Michael Bouhadana, who organized Rabbi Steinberg’s lecture.
July 2017News

Jewish tradition does not insist on delaying death in all cases, expert says

Even though Jewish tradition considers life to be sacred, extraordinary measures do not always need to be taken to prolong the life of a dying person, an expert on Jewish medical ethics explained at a JGH lecture.

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Jacki Raboy Thaw stands beside the type of therapeutic bed that was transported from the JGH to Mount Sinai Hospital to fulfill the Magic Moment of a Palliative Care patient.
Feature articlesJuly 2017

Teams at JGH and Mount Sinai go all-out for palliative patient

Quick thinking and tight teamwork by dedicated staff were crucial in granting a wish for a dying patient: To spend her final weeks in comfort in a bed that best suited her needs.

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Dr. Bernard Lapointe
July 2017Milestones

Congratulations: Lifetime Achievement Award for Chief of Palliative Care

Dr. Bernard Lapointe, Chief of the JGH Division of Palliative Care, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Dr. Gerald Batist
MilestonesNovember 2016

Congratulations

In the space of just a few months this past spring, Dr. Gerald Batist was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.

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Vegetables
April 2016Health tips

Grow your way to a healthier you!

Why not top up your plate with produce that you’ve grown yourself?

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Dr. Michael Dworkind
NewsSeptember 2015

Better palliative care would make euthanasia largely unnecessary, symposium told

Euthanasia that is permissible under Quebec’s Bill 52 could be avoided in many cases if more terminally ill patients had access to high-quality palliative care, says a JGH family physician.

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