Monday, August 18, 2014

Where do you go if you are dying and homeless?

Dan Thibideau sits in his room with Dr Naheed Dosani (right) at Toronto’s Fred Victor transitional housing centre on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Homeless people are not just located in a few cities but widespread through many countries. The homeless are often people who have lost everything they own and have given up on society.   In many cases society has given up on them. 

Living in the streets or in a shelter is hard and if you are sick it is harder.  If you are in your finale stages of an illness and are dying it is almost impossible.  Lucky for some St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto has a new program that takes end-of-life care to the homeless and vulnerable with a mobile palliative care program.

Hopefully more cities will mirror their efforts.  A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and we are all connected. 

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