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Hospice and palliative care
Best Practices in Palliative Care for Patients with End Stage Renal Disease: With Recommendations for the Nova Scotia Renal Program After examining best practices in renal palliative care across jurisdictions, this report provides four broad recommendations.
Bill C-277: Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act This enactment provides for the development of a framework designed to support improved access for Canadians to palliative...
Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians – Response to “The Making of a Myth: Unreliable Data on Access to Palliative Care in Canada" In response to the article by Jocelyn Downie that was being circulated last fall (“The Making of a Myth: Unreliable Data...
Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control: Doing Together What Cannot Be Done Alone This document is a 10-year roadmap to improve equity in the cancer system and to deliver world-class cancer care to all Canadians,...
Canadian Strategy on Palliative and End-of-Life Canadian Strategy on Palliative and End-of-Life Care Progress Report of the Coordinating Committee December 2002-March 2004...
Cannabis in Canada About cannabis, process of legalization, health effects, addiction, medical use, applying for industry licenses, consumer...
The Caregiver Voice: Consultations with Family Caregivers In an attempt to better understand the needs of those who provide care to loved ones, this document was produced following...
Caring for Seniors With Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia One of two related studies released in 2010 by Canadian Institute of Health Information. See also "Supporting Informal Caregivers—The...
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care The  goal  of  the  4th edition  of  the  National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative...
'Does cancer not care I have plans?': Terminal diagnosis forces author to grab hold of life Listen to a conversation with author Kate Bowler who was interviewed on "The Current" (CBC radio). Kate is the author of...
Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse This textbook is targeted to nurses in all care settings. It provides practical and hands on information around providing...
Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of...
Framework on Palliative Care in Canada In late 2017, the Act Providing for the Development of a Framework on Palliative Care in Canada was passed by Parliament...
Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life There is increased awareness of the need for palliative care for chronic diseases. However, there remains a huge unmet need...
A guide to death care in Ontario A Guide to Death Care in Ontario is a free guide provided by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario that helps consumers know...
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Questions This video series, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Questions (HPMQ), answers tough questions you may come across while caring...
Indigenous Voices First Nations, Inuit and Métis share stories about living with serious illness and grief in over 170 short video clips. Indigenous...
Integrated Palliative Care This text is an account of integrated palliative care, illustrated by real-life international stories from patients and family...
Life in a hospice: Reflections on caring for the dying None of us likes to think about what our last days will be like. But if we do think about them at all, we want them to be...
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