universal health care

Homeless Hub
March 17, 2017
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Palliative care is composed of services provided to those at the end of their lives, either from old age or serious illnesses. Palliative care services can be provided in hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, hospices, at home and to a certain extent at drop-in centres or on the streets.

The goal of palliative care is to ease the end-of-life transition,...

University of Toronto/ St.Michael's Hospital
August 17, 2010

Are Canadians who are experiencing homelessness getting the health care that they need?  The average person might assume that the answer to this question must be “yes,” because Canada has a system of universal health insurance.  In fact, almost all previous studies of unmet needs for health care among homeless people have been done in the US, where more than half of people who are homeless do not have any health insurance. These studies have (not surprisingly) found that lack of health...

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