Links about Palliative Care

Here are links to external web sites that focus upon Palliative Care:

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Southeastern Ontario Links

Queen's Palliative Care Medicine Program

The Queen’s Palliative Care Medicine Program (QPCMP) is a team of palliative care doctors, nurses, social workers, dieticians etc. that helps health care professionals in Southeastern Ontario care for palliative patients. QPCMP addresses issues of pain and symptom management, psychosocial distress, and end-of-life care for the population of Southeastern Ontario.

Southeastern Ontario Palliative & End-of-Life Network

Inclusive of and building on the strengths of current networks and organizations that coordinate and deliver care, the Southeastern Ontario Palliative & End-of-Life Care Network provides leadership and structure to facilitate the development of plans and processes to optimize regional palliative / end-of-life care and outcomes in Southeastern Ontario.

Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care - Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario

The Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Program offers assistance with pain and symptom management, psychosocial, nutritional, and home care needs for patients coming to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario or who are admitted to the Kingston General Hospital.

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Canadian Links

Canadian Virtual Hospice

This web site offers information for patients, families, volunteers and professional caregivers. It offers a unique ‘ask a professional’ option, allowing patients, families or professional caregivers to seek email advice from palliative care professionals.

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario's mission is to provide leadership on behalf of their members by informing policy and promoting awareness, education, knowledge transfer and best practices in the pursuit of quality hospice palliative care in Ontario.

Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association

The Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association is the umbrella palliative care advocacy organization in Canada. The place to go for ‘what’s happening’ in formal palliative care in Canada.

Bereaved Families of Ontario

Bereaved Families of Ontario dedicate their work to bereavement support through self-help and mutual aid. Their strong community spirit mirrors the commitment made by their volunteers and staff. Their programs are facilitated by trained volunteers who are themselves bereaved. Volunteer health professionals support their facilitators and advise their programs.

Government of Canada - Employment Insurance (EI) Compassionate Care Benefits

People who take time off work in order to support a gravely ill family member may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance benefits from the federal government under the Compassionate Care Benefit Program. Further information on this program, including eligibility rules and application forms, can be found on this web site.

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Other Links

CBC News & Graduate Program in Journalism at the University of Western Ontario - A Good Death

In May 2011, CBC News & the Graduate Program in Journalism at the University of Western Ontario co-produced an online series to "explore what makes a good end-of-life journey, how attitudes and practices are evolving, and what changes are needed to put palliative care on the public agenda." Here is a link to the series.

Ottawa Citizen Feature Section - A Revolution in Dying

In April 2005, the Ottawa Citizen published newspaper articles about palliative care. Here is a link to the full series of articles.

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