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 video is a recording of a webinar presented by Dianna Drascic and Karuna Brandy on June 26, 2018. It explores the concept of how grief can be part of our ongoing lives that may begin at diagnosis or the first presentation of symptoms and continues to death and beyond, along with strategies to incorporate this grief into our lives and to use it to thrive. Watch now by clicking here.

This handout provides an overview of important considerations when making a will or funeral plans. 7 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This clinical update provides information regarding the successful management of delirium at the end of life.

The author proposes a framework to guide the management of delirium which includes consideration of the patient’s burden of disease, goals of care, family concerns, social, cultural and religious sensitivities.

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.

This presentation aims to raise awareness of and enhance the care for people at end of life including how to understand how cultural factors influence end of life decision making.  

Quality palliative care helps you honour your culture, spirituality and traditions. At LivingMyCulture.ca, people from various cultures share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief to support others.

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