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With special precautions in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people with cancer, and their caregivers may be facing some new challenges as they experience palliative or end-of-life care.
In this webinar, you will find answers to common questions such as:
• What are the differences between palliative care and end-of-life care?
• How has COVID-19 changed how palliative and end-of-life care are provided?
• What restrictions does COVID-19 place on visiting people living in a palliative care or end-of-life facility?
• What resources are available for caregivers?
• What is advanced care planning and why is it important?
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The Canadian Cancer Society is continuing to provide programs for people with cancer and caregivers that can be helpful if you are staying close to home or dealing with feelings of anxiety or isolation.
• Cancer Information Helpline is our national, toll-free helpline for people with cancer, caregivers, families and friends, the general public and healthcare professionals. Contact us or call us at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).
• Extensive expert information is available on our website about cancer and COVID-19. www.cancer.ca
is our online community where people with cancer and their loved ones can share their experiences and build supportive relationships.
• Smokers' Helpline
is available to help you or a loved one quit smoking.
If you need help immediately, please contact:
• Crisis Services Canada, 1-833-456-4566 | www.crisisservicescanada.ca
• Kids Help Phone, 1-800-668-6868 | https://kidshelpphone.ca
• If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.
The information in this webinar is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of your healthcare provider based on your individual situation. Experts are speaking on their own behalf and CCS assumes no responsibility for the completeness of the information presented.