Article describes a number of AIDS related outreach projects operated within the diocese of Toronto for local populations and overseas in Africa. Includes the story of the Rev. Doug Willoughby, an Anglican priest who is himself HIV-positive and the diocese's involvement in the Philip Aziz Centre, a non-profit home hospice for people living with AIDS. Describes the work of The Teresa Group, founded by Penelope Holeton, an Anglican lay woman, to help children in Toronto living with AIDS, and also the fundraising work of St. Clement's, Eglinton, which has contributed to the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and which in August 2006 "held a reception for grandmothers from Kenya who [were] in Toronto for the International AIDS Conference and the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers' Gathering".
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography: p. -80.
"Ours is a death-denying society. Fifty years ago sex was the taboo subject; now its death. Society pretends that death is not there and hides it away in dimly lit, solitary rooms in institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes. The dying person is often an embarrassment to medical staff who are oriented to cure, and unendurable to family members who want to avoid unpleasantness. .... Terminal care, when all active treatment of a patient's disease becomes ineffective and irrelevant to his needs, becomes palliative care. Palliative care is not a medical speciality. It is a concept and philosophy of care. Palliative care tries to alleviate distress in any of its forms, keeps patients as free from pain as possible without drugging them into insensibility, and provides medical, psychological, social, and spiritual support for the family as well as the patient." -- Intro.
"This book has evolved from [Beverly Hall's] working experience with terminally ill people through St. Mary's Anglican Church, Richmond Hill, and Hospice King (the prototype of community homecare in Canada)." -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction -- Learning from the Dying -- Physical-Medical Needs -- Psychological-Social Needs -- Spiritual Needs -- Understanding the Needs of AIDS Patients -- Care of the Caregiver -- The Hospice Concept -- Epilogue -- Endnotes -- Bibliography.
That this General Synod commend the statement on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide and its supporting documentation for use as a study paper throughout the Anglican Church of Canada; and request the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee to gather responses and report to the Council of General Synod in March, 1999.
That the resolution commence with the wording:
That, subject to further editing, this General Synod....CARRIED
The amended resolution was then put and - CARRIED Act 49
[The resolution now reads:
That, subject to further editing, this General Synod, commend the statement on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide and its supporting documentation for use as a study paper throughout the Anglican Church of Canada; and request the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee to gather responses and report to the Council of General Synod in March, 1999.]
The Rev. Doug Graydon is chaplain to Casey House, a 13-bed hospice for people with AIDS in downtown Toronto. "It is not easy being an Anglican priest in such a place. People with AIDS, particularly those who are homosexual, have experienced the church as a judgmental, rather than loving, community. Distrust characterizes their relationship with it."
Added sub-title on front cover: The Inspiring Story of Margaret and Her Team.
0n 20 June 1986 Margaret Frazer died of cancer. She died at home after twelve weeks of care by friends, many of whom were members of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Toronto. After her death, many of Margaret's friends participated in the establishment of Casey House, a hospice for AIDS patients, and subsequently in the establishment of the Trinity Hospice Toronto.