Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
Speakers included the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Nicola Sturgeon, who launched the Action Plan for palliative and end of life care in Scotland, and Dr Harvey Max Chochinov, Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care (see below).
Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, OM, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, holds the only Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care. He established the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit at Cancer Care Manitoba and helped spearhead the development of the Canadian Virtual Hospice, an interactive network for patients, families and healthcare providers dealing with terminal illness and loss, of which he is Co-chair. He has received international recognition for his work examining various psychosocial aspects of palliative care, including ways of preserving dignity at the end of life. Dr.Chochinov is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and of his province’s highest honour, the Order of Manitoba, for his work in palliative care.
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