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Program offers palliative care for homeless

Sep 28, 2014
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TORONTO - They're too often the forgotten people - or the ones many of us turn a blind eye to as we pass a street corner where they might implore us for extra change: the homeless living rough outside through all kinds of weather or those precariously housed in a cot-for-the-night shelter or a decaying rooming house.

But what happens when these people are dying? Where do they find care in their final days?

"Being sick is hard. Being sick and homeless can be even harder," Dr. Naheed Dosani, a palliative care specialist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, says with obvious understatement.

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