Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Understanding Care Issues of Older Immigrants", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Bruyère Research Institute, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program, Senior Friendly Hospitals, news of a funding opportunity from the Canadian Frailty Network and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Wed. Nov. 22nd 12 noon EST, Rick Sawatzky and Marian Krawczyk of Trinity Western University will discuss a project that involved working with clinicians, patients and family caregivers and will address issues related to integrating and evaluating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in palliative homecare nursing. Register here.

On Wed. Sept. 27th at 12 noon EST, Sharon Kaasalainen & Pamela Durepos of McMaster University and Tamara Sussman of McGill University will be talking about implementation processes, clinical and administrative tools, and educational materials that will inform how qualified health professionals and decision-makers can improve the delivery of palliative care in long-term care. Register here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to the care of older immigrants with specific attention to end-of-life care. 2 pages. 

The authors conducted a qualitative survey which was sent to a number of European end-of-life care organizations.  Their findings led them to conclude that when diversity is given serious consideration it provides an opportunity to explore different perspectives at the ethical foundation of end-of-life care.

This presentation aims to identify salient perspectives of culture and the importance in relation to end-of-life decision making and care; how to construct a plan for end-of-life care that identifies and accommodates culture as well as identifying ones own cultural perspectives in end-of-life care.

This paper describes a communication workshop intended to introduce physicians how to introduce culturally responsive care into their practice in palliative and end-of-life care.

This publication reviews findings and recommendations particular to the context of California.  Barriers and lessons learned may provide guidance for end-of-life care for immigrant populations in other geographies.

This literature review and current state assessment provides an annotated bibliography and was a part of a knowledge translation tools project.

This presentation aims to raise awareness of and enhance the care for people at end of life including how to understand how cultural factors influence end of life decision making.  

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