“Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.”
World Health Organization
We’re not there yet: the challenges facing palliative care in Canada
Only 15 to 30 percent…Only 15 to 30 percent of people have access to specialized palliative care. Are you among these few?
If your wish is…If your wish is to die at home, will you have the level of support you need? Most do not.
Do you have the…Do you have the essential skills to support someone with a life-limiting illness? Palliative care is everyone’s business.
Are you struggling…Are you struggling to cope with illness as you are being moved between hospitals, community facilities, and home? Unfortunately, you are not alone.
Palliative care is often…Palliative care is often misunderstood. It is not about end of life. It’s about quality of life for the time you have left.
“No one wants to talk about death.”
What better palliative care looks like
Common language, competencies and framework for palliative care in Canada.
Application of a palliative care approach in all settings including rural/remote areas, indigenous communities, LGBTQ and recently immigrated populations.
Recognition that everyone has a part to play. It’s about collaboration between physicians and nurses, community champions and workplaces, and paramedics and emergency departments.
Attitudinal and knowledge shifts about dying and death so that everyone can deeply engage in that part of life’s journey.
How we ensure every Canadian who requires palliative care receives it early, effectively and compassionately
What Pallium brings
Pallium is turning knowledge into action to improve access to palliative care across Canada through: