Episode 42: Dr. Naheed Dosani on the Interplay between Palliative Care, Faith and Social Justice

In Today’s episode, Saul Ebema and Joe Newton speak with Dr. Naheed Dosani. Dr. Dosani is a palliative care physician who cares for homeless and vulnerably housed individuals with dignity and compassion, whether in a shelter or on the street in Toronto, Canada. He is also the Founder and lead physician – Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless (PEACH), Inner City Health Associates

During his family medicine residency at a Toronto shelter, Dr. Dosani had an experience with a homeless man who was dying of cancer, while also suffering with mental health issues and addictions. Despite working closely with the man to develop trust and a pain management plan, Dr. Dosani returned to the shelter one morning to learn that his patient was found dead on the street having overdosed the night before.

The experience had a profound effect on Dr. Dosani and the trajectory of his career, motivating him to find ways to bridge the gap from the policy level to the individual level.

Dr. Dosani is one of the guest speakers at Endwell project’s the Take 10 conference- A FREE virtual conference on December 10th, 2020. Please register here

Follow @NaheedD via Twitter: twitter.com/naheedd

Hospice Chaplaincy is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting excellence in spiritual care at the end of life. We are committed to the belief that people from all backgrounds, cultures and faith traditions should experience the end of life in a way that matches their own spiritual/religious values and goals. The task of dying is complicated and often confronts us with lots of spiritual, emotional and physical suffering. Hospice Chaplaincy is dedicated to providing support and professional development resources for hospice chaplains, patient advocacy, and education services to the public, to create a cultural shift to inform and transform our thinking around the psychosocial and psychospiritual issues at the end of life .

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