|Buddhist Hospice Care in the Greater Toronto Area|
This preliminary research project investigates the needs of the Buddhist community in the GTA for specialized hospice care for the dying. The number of Buddhists in Ontario increased 96% between 1991 and 2001, according to Statistics Canada, with the vast majority of Buddhists living in the Toronto area. While in other parts of the world, there are groups who specialize in Buddhist-oriented care of the chronically and terminally ill, in Toronto such an organization is greatly needed.
This project is now being developed by a group that meets periodically and records its progress on a blog, http://buddhisthospicecareproject.blogspot.com/. For more information about the group's activities, contact Helen Craigie.
In 2006-07 the project's research was conducted by Jasmine Baetz and Susanna Redekop of the University of Toronto as part of a Research Opportunity course in the Department for the Study of Religion.
Buddhism and Hospice Care
Student reflections on reading about Buddhism and hospice care - a guide to initial study.
This site was last updated December 3, 2007.
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