2017 Paris to Ancaster

Team ICU

Please help us reach our goal of raising $5,000!

Our critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) inspire us every day. Some of them receive specialized cycling exercise to improve their strength and enhance their recovery. However, some do not survive. We are passionate about improving the dying experience for these patients, their families, and their clinicians. For the 2017 Paris to Ancaster Race, we are pledging our fund-raising efforts to the 3 Wishes Project.

The 3 Wishes Project focuses on patients receiving advanced life support who are dying in the ICU. End of life care in this high technology setting can be impersonal for everyone involved. By asking about and carrying out at least 3 final wishes for dying patients and their families, the 3 Wishes Project was designed to celebrate lives lived and support those left behind. Originally designed at St. Joseph’s Healthcare ICU in Hamilton, Ontario as a research project, our goals are to make the 3 Wishes Project a sustainable clinical program and implement it elsewhere. We hope to bring peace to the final days of a critically ill patient’s life, while easing the grieving process for others. We will encourage acts of respect and compassion by family members, trainees and clinicians to recognize and honour each patient's life journey and personal preferences. This low technology, low risk, low cost project could help to improve end of life care for many dying patients.

Please visit - http://www.3wishesproject.com/ - for more details

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