BRIC NS member Juanna Ricketts receives Canada 150 Medal

Juanna Ricketts - Canada 150 Award
Juanna Ricketts (centre) receives her award from Senator Colin Deacon and Sara Napier, CEO United Way Halifax

Congratulations to Juanna Ricketts, member of the BRIC NS Advisory Council and Patient Partner for receiving the Canada 150 Medal from the Senate of Canada for her volunteer work with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Halifax-Dartmouth.  The award was given out on June 12 at the CMHA Annual Meeting.

Dr. Fred Burge awarded lifetime achievement award

Congratulations to BRIC NS Research Lead and Nominated Principal Applicant Dr. Fred Burge, the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Charles and Mrs. Jean Gass Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Burge has received this award in recognition of his immense contribution to primary care research and dedication to life long learning. His passion for providing dignified palliative care to his patients is the foundation upon which he has built his career.

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Members in the news: Benchmarks for end-of-life care

Congratulations to NS-PIHCI members Fred Burge and Beverley Lawson, part of the research team looking at Canadian benchmarks for quality of end-of-life care in cancer – named one of the Canadian Cancer Society’s top 10 research stories of 2015. Led by Dr. Lisa Barbera, this multi-province research project looked at provincial variation in health care services for those at the end of life. Benchmarks and quality indicators were established to help evaluate services.

Read the article in the May 2015 issue of the Journal of Oncology Practice.