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Length: 17 mins

Overview: 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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Resources from the Canadian Cancer Society

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

CancerConnection is our online community where people with cancer and their loved ones can share their experiences and build supportive relationships.

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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.

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    Sandy Buchman MD, CCFP (PC), FCFP
    President, Canadian Medical Association; Palliative Care Physician; Freeman Chair in Palliative Care - North York General Hospital; P.E.A.C.H Program (Palliative Care and Education for the Homeless) - Inner City Health Associates, Toronto

    Dr Sandy Buchman is President of the Canadian Medical Association and an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

    He currently serves as the Freeman Family Chair in Palliative Care at North York General Hospital. For the past 15 years he has provided home-based palliative and end-of-life care through the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care in Toronto. He also practices palliative care with the Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless (PEACH) program under the auspices of Inner City Health Associates.

    He is a co-founder and medical director of a new residential hospice, Neshama Hospice, currently being established in North York. Dr. Buchman has received the Award of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada for his work as regional primary care lead for the Toronto Regional Cancer Program at Cancer Care Ontario and Excellence in Continuing Education from the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

    He was also recognized as Family Physician of the Year for Southern Ontario by the Ontario College of Family Physicians.