ER doc Brian Goldman to speak at Sudbury end-of-life forum

Free public forum this Thursday tackles difficult questions around how to prepare for the end of one's life.

A free public forum on Thursday may help people better understand what end-of-life care is all about.

The forum will highlight the steps along the way in the end-of-life care journey, including options such as palliative care, hospice care, hospital-based care, and in-home end-of-life care. Discussion will also focus on why it is important to plan ahead for end-of-life care.

CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art host Dr. Brian Goldman.

Two well-known speakers will take part: Dr. Brian Goldman, an emergency department physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and host of the national CBC radio program White Coat, Black Art, as well as Dr. Harvey Chochinov, a distinguished professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and director of the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit at Cancer Care Manitoba.

The forum will be held Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free of charge, and will include light refreshments and an expo featuring goods and services related to end-of-life care. 

The forum is being hosted by Health Sciences North, Maison Vale Hospice, Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers Sudbury/Manitoulin, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the North East Community Care Access Centre.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.