When Admitted to a Hospital...
Upon being admitted to the hospital, a processing person at the admission office should be asking if you would like spiritual care during your stay.
If this step is missed, a priest or a pastoral care minister from the Catholic community may be unaware that you would like a visit or would like to receive Holy Communion.
Please make sure the admission office has this information.
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day
Below are websites with information on Suicide Prevention and Resources.
Government of Canada
Suicide Prevention, https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/suicide-prevention.html
Suicide in Canada: infographic, https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/suicide-canada-infographic.html
Indigenous Services Canada (2019), "Suicide prevention in Indigenous communities", https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1576089685593/1576089741803
Statistics Canada (2017), "Suicide rates: An overview", https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/82-624-x/2012001/article/11696-eng.htm
The Centre for Suicide Prevention has some excellent resources, including statistics, multimedia, and more infographics
"Suicide stats for Canada, provinces and territories", https://www.suicideinfo.ca/resource/suicide-stats-canada-provinces/
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, https://suicideprevention.ca
Canadians for Conscience
This video from Canadians for Conscience presents short clips from health care professionals who speak about why they need conscience protection.
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