Palliative Care: empathy and compassion

Palliative Care: empathy and compassion

By Guy Djandji The goal of the Palliative Care Unit at the Jewish General Hospital is to reduce the negative aspects of illness by meeting the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families. A team of approximately 40 Hope &...
Virtual reality for patients

Virtual reality for patients

By Suzanne Asselin Visiting Rome, Jerusalem and other scenic locales while receiving chemotherapy treatment in the Segal Cancer Centre’s oncology clinic is now possible thanks to Virtual Reality (VR) technology. This new therapeutic approach has been realized with he...
New look has Hope & Cope connection

New look has Hope & Cope connection

Thanks to Hope & Cope volunteer Heleena Wiltzer, volunteers throughout the Jewish General Hospital are sporting a new look, modeled here by volunteer Beth Stutman. A long-time volunteer and donor to the hospital, Heleena has always been proud of her association...
Hope and Cope has such talent

Hope and Cope has such talent

By Sonia Hazan Today, we will meet Sandy Lipkus, an accomplished 21-year Hope & Cope veteran who is in charge of our team of volunteers in the Radio-oncology Department at the Jewish General Hospital. Before Sandy joined Hope & Cope in 2000, she was already a...