Palliative Care for the Homeless

It was an incredibly informative and inspiring symposium, learning and sharing with colleagues from across the province! This population is so marginalized and underserved for a multitude of reasons. I feel privileged to among such devoted professionals serving to change this issue. The stories of individuals served who have no home, no family were very impactful. To think that in our 'first world' people die as such. We are so rich and yet so poor in the same measure. We have to change our perceptions and biases of homelessness, our definitions of individual service, and our models of service delivery, to be more inclusive and in tune with our societies true needs. We are all a misstep away from homelessness. True compassion and empathy encompasses and leaves out no one.