Even though Jewish tradition considers life to be sacred, extraordinary measures do not always need to be taken to prolong the life of a dying person, an expert on Jewish medical ethics explained at a JGH lecture.
Quick thinking and tight teamwork by dedicated staff were crucial in granting a wish for a dying patient: To spend her final weeks in comfort in a bed that best suited her needs.
After a demanding, 200-kilometre ride from Montreal to Quebec City, 1,100 cyclists in the 9th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer raised $4.1 million for the JGH and its partners across Quebec.
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has recommended against screening for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults who are at low risk.
Sixty-six long-term care residents of the Henri Bradet Residential Centre have moved to the JGH on a temporary basis, so that their permanent quarters can undergo much-needed renovation.
Although there is little scientific evidence that behaviour can be changed with the help of neurofeedback, some benefits may still result from the technique’s placebo effects.
Dr. Bernard Lapointe, Chief of the JGH Division of Palliative Care, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award.