Palliative Care - Evaluating Regional Initiatives to Reduce Hospital Utilization

Publication/Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care held a Research & Innovation on Aging Forum on Palliative Care: Evaluating Regional Initiatives to Reduce Hospital Utilization, Tuesday December 15, 2015 at 4-5 pm Learning & Leadership Centre, Providence Care, 752 King St. W. Kingston presented by Dr. Raymond Viola.  A pdf of the presentation is available and copy of the webinar can be linked to via vimeo.

Objectives of the Research & Innovation in Aging Forum

  • Share research investigating health issues related to aging
  • Create a forum that promotes networking, collaboration and innovation in research
  • Establish a community of practice for researchers who have an interest in health issues related to aging affiliated with Providence Care & Queen's University

Highlights and objectives of this presentation include:

  • Define and describe palliative care
  • Review factors associated with location of palliative care delivery for individual patients
  • Describe two southeastern Ontario initiatives to facilitate end-of-life care in the community
  • Outline an ongoing study to evaluate these two initiatives

Presented by:

Dr. Viola is a Palliative Care physician and Associate Professor in the Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine at Queen’s University with cross appointments in the Departments of Family Medicine, Oncology and Public Health Sciences. He trained in medicine at the University of Toronto, family medicine at Queen’s University and palliative medicine at the University of Ottawa. He has a Masters degree in epidemiology from the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University in 2003 he was a faculty member in the Division of Palliative Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa