When it comes to end-of-life care, the rules in Quebec have changed. With Quebec’s Act Respecting End of Life Care having come into effect last December the medical world has to face a new reality and adjust its practices. As of Tuesday morning, the University of Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences was ready to share its new approach.
“Things have changed” said Pierre Cossette, Dean of the faculty. “We have a duty to reflect, to offer training activities to our professors, and to review certain practices with our students to enable them to become more knowledgeable about end-of-life situations and respond appropriately to the wishes of patients and their loved ones in this new context.”
Calling the change a paradigm shift; a transition so big that it has an impact on the way everything else is done, Cossette said that the faculty assembled a working group to tackle the changes brought about by the new legislation in order to be able to digest the information and adapt to the new reality as quickly as possible.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Record.