From tragedy to triumph: New biography celebrates Sheila Kussner and Hope & Cope
New book examines how Sheila Kussner and Hope & Cope forged a breakthrough in supporting cancer patients.
Virtual reality goggles a welcome distraction for chemotherapy patients
Virtual reality goggles, available from Hope & Cope volunteers, are now helping patients pass the time during lengthy chemotherapy sessions.
In memoriam: Archie Deskin
Guided the JGH through dramatic growth as Executive Director from 1975 to 1991 t is with great sadness that the Jewish General Hospital notes the passing on September 5 of Archie Deskin, 95, who was instrumental in guiding the hospital into the modern era as Executive Director from 1975 to …
Hope & Cope’s volunteers rebound from stressful impact of COVID 19
Many Hope & Cope volunteers were troubled by not being allowed to see cancer patients in person during the pandemic, but now those ties are being re-established.
Seeing the person behind a cancer diagnosis is the focus of award-winning JGH research
Individuals with cancer need to be perceived primarily as people, and not as cases or a collection of symptoms. That’s the focus of a research paper whose JGH co-authors have been honoured with a Best Publication award by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.
Two researchers elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Two LDI researchers have been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Carmen Loiselle is Co-Director (Academic) of the Segal Cancer Centre. Dr. Cécile Rousseau’s career is dedicated to understanding the effects of organized violence on children and families.
From the archives: Hope & Cope brings essential support to cancer patients
In 1981, Hope & Cope was launched under the auspices of the JGH Auxiliary to use specially trained volunteers (many of whom were cancer survivors) to support and counsel cancer patients and their families.
Virtual reality transports Palliative Care patients to inspiring, exotic locales
With support from Hope & Cope, the JGH has become the first hospital in Quebec to use virtual reality goggles to boost the spirits of Palliative Care patients by enabling them to “travel” to foreign locales.
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.
Danielle Leggett is Hope & Cope’s new Executive Director
Danielle Leggett, an expert in human resources management, has been appointed Executive Director of Hope & Cope and will succeed the retiring Suzanne O’Brien.