This document focuses  on adults with a progressive, life-limiting illness, who would benefit from palliative care along with the supports required for their families and caregivers. This document emphasizes the important role of education in building capacity for palliative care, as well as the need for providers to have the necessary competetncies. 181 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

Nov 7-10, 2019 at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston. This small group learning program and preceptorship is for Family Physicians living within LHIN 9 and LHIN 10.  If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Jenny DeBruyn by phone 613-533-6000 x78395 or email debruynj@queensu.ca

This paper reviews the literature about the importance of communication in deliverying bad news, the status of communication training, communication strategies and psychosocial interventions. 5 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

This booklet was designed to support Aboriginal people and their caregivers in rural and remote communities living with life threatening illness. 133 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This article provides a Canadian example of implementing a public health approach to palliative care in an Indigenous context utilizing participatory action research. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

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.

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