This article discusses the urgent need to develop palliative care programs in First Nations communities and a journey mapping process undertaken in rural Canada to improve the quality of and access to palliative care in the home.  16 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This publication by the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care advocates for the implementation of a number of recommendations related to palliative and end-of-life care, suicide prevention and elder abuse. 192 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This quality standard from Health Quality Ontario, addresses palliative care for people who are living with a serious, life-limiting illness, and for their family and caregivers. The goal of palliative care is to relieve pain and suffering, and to improve a person's quaity of life. This quality standard focuses on care for people in all settings, including home and community, hospice, hospital, and long-term care. 68 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This pdf presentation gives a comprehensive overview of caregiving and considerations for supporting their resilience and a palliative care approach to working with caregivers. 40 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

This review aimed to source published delirium management guidelines with potential relevance to palliative care settings, discuss the process of guideline development, assess their clinical use as well as to outline the process of their implementation and evaluation to inform recommendations for future guideline development.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association present this online educational event featuring Blair Henry and Naheed Dosani on Thursday, Feb. 1st from 1-2:30pm EST.  This session will examine the social determinants of health as they impact end of life care for marginalized populations in Canada. Topics will include an overview of SDOH, challenges in treating marginalized populations at end of life, and the ethical challenges involved. The cost to participate is $55. To register click here.

The focus of this article will be on cross-cultural issues at the end of life for ethnically and culturally diverse groups in the United States. The health care provider must have a clear understanding and recognition of the unique and specific influences culture has on a patient’s behavior, attitudes, preferences, and decisions around end-of-life care. 

This article provides recommendations for non-Indigenous care providers which were reviewed and approved by Mi'kimaq consultants relating to the health system, relationships with individual persons and direction for future research.

This webpage provides information about Hospice Palliative Care Ontario's Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning Community of Practice and its role in championing ACP HCC across Ontario's 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). Links and other related resources are available on this webpage.

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