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Polypharmacy: Are we overmedicating older Canadians?

October 1, 2018 — 
Join us on Oct. 29 to learn about the latest research on the use of medication and potential harm, while we discuss how research can drive advancement of clinical knowledge and improve patient care of older adults

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Jennifer Hensel

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Mental health project to test ‘virtual care’ for rural Manitobans

February 13, 2018 — 
Study will test “virtual care” tools, such as videoconferencing, with the goal of increasing access to mental health care for rural Manitobans, thanks to support from AstraZeneca Canada.

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Wpg Free Press: Manitoba Opera uses classic story of romance to talk about suicide

April 13, 2017 — 
Manitoba Opera decided to team up with Mood Disorders of Manitoba to promote discussion about the issue at a panel on Wednesday

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Two prominent members of the University of Manitoba community named to Senate

October 27, 2016 — 
Palliative care advocate Dr. Harvey Chochinov and art historian Patricia Bovey selected for Canada's Senate

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CBC/Global/Metro: Canadian military members more likely to attempt suicide, University of Manitoba study finds

May 25, 2016 — 
A new study from the University of Manitoba has found Canadian military members have higher rates of suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts than the rest of the Canadian population

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Silhouettes of soldiers standing on a ridge at sunset

Canadian military personnel more likely to think about suicide but also to seek help, compared with civilians

May 24, 2016 — 
Canadian military personnel have higher rates of suicidal thoughts and of suicide attempts but are also more likely to access mental health supports compared with civilians, according to new research published in the CMAJ



NPR: How Do You Help Someone Who Is At Risk Of Suicide?

April 22, 2016 — 
NPR talked with Harkavy-Friedman and Dr. Jitender Sareen

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Globe and Mail, CTV: Assisted dying legislation likely to face challenges

April 15, 2016 — 
Schafer and Chochinov interviewed

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The palliative care discussion on April 6, 2016 at McNally Robinson.

How Manitoba can become a centre of excellence in palliative care

April 7, 2016 — 
U of M committed to fundraising $2.5M through its Front and Centre campaign to create a new chair in palliative care medicine

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The Supreme Court of Canada

Op-Ed: The dying are too ill to speak, and the dead will never complain. We must speak for them.

March 11, 2016 — 
Harvey Max Chochinov, Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care, writes about the advent of physician-hastened death. We must get our approach to human suffering and palliative care right, he says.

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