53 minutes | Mar 1st 2021

Ep. 288 PEACH: Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless with Dr. Naheed Dosani

Learn about an innovative program to provide end-of-life care to people living on the streets and in shelters in Toronto. My guest Dr. Naheed Dosani is the founder of PEACH, a mobile outreach program that provides palliative care to the homeless on the streets and in the shelters of Toronto. His model led to the development of Journey Home Hospice, Toronto’s first hospice for the homeless, which opened in May 2018. He’ll share how and why he started PEACH and inspire all of us to be more aware of and active in dealing with the issues of homelessness and health inequities in our communities. Learn more about PEACH at this webpage: http://www.icha-toronto.ca/peach-covid-19-palliative-care-resources-for-physicians-and-frontline-workers Follow Dr. Dosani: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naheedd/Twitter: https://twitter.com/NaheedDTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dr.naheeddClubhouse: @naheedd Listen here: This episode includes: What inspired Naheed to create a palliative care program for homeless peopleHow PEACH functions and provides care for patients on the streets and in sheltersWhy there is a great need for palliative care for the homeless populationHealth issues faced by homeless people and their shockingly low life expectancyHow to replicate PEACH in other cities and countriesTrauma-informed care and why it is needed for all patients, including those who are homelessWhy we need systemic change in medicine to provide more equitable care to all peopleDealing with grief, compassion fatigue and moral injury for healthcare providersWhy we’re facing a global pandemic of grief due to COVID-19 Links mentioned in this episode: Register here for Laughter Yoga Webinar (now scheduled for March 10, 2121; get the replay if you can’t attend live)Canadian Grief AllianceSign up for the 2021 online reading group A Year of Reading Dangerously at this linkSupport your local bookstore by buying my books on Bookshop and Indiebound: 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying and The Journey from Ego to SoulSubscribe to this podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Stitcher RadioCheck out the Series I’ve recorded in the past hereJoin the team at Patreon.com/eolu and get access to the EOLU mug: “Mind if we talk about death?” (only Patrons can purchase it). PLUS get our new bonuses: the monthly EOL News Update, movie reviews from 2 Doctors and a Movie, and automatic access to A Year of Reading Dangerously! If you enjoy this content please share it with others and consider leaving a review on iTunes! Thanks again to all supporters on my page at Patreon.com/eolu! Your contributions make all the difference!
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