Friday, May 1, 2009

Canadian Palliative Care Links

Check out these Canadian links concerning palliative care.
  • Living Lessons.www.living-lessons.org is a national initiative to increase awareness of hospice palliative care and services in Canada. The campaign is presented in partnership with the Canadian Palliative Care Association and The Glaxo Wellcome Foundation.
  • Health Canada: www.hc-sc.gc.ca -Use the A-Z index on this site to locate palliative care. Deals with palliative care on a national level.
  • Palliative Care at the Hotel Dieu Hospital in Niagara Falls: www.vaxxine.com/pallcare/ - Looks at the Hotel Dieu Hospital’s experience with palliative care.
  • Palliative Care Services for York Region: www.pcsyr.org - A site devoted to the positive experience the York Region has had with palliative care.
  • A Guide to End of Life Care for Seniors: www.rgp.toronto.on.ca/iddg - When this site appears, locate " End-of-Life Prj." on the left side of the screen to see the developments in this program at the University of Toronto. Information is in Adobe Acrobat format.
  • l’Association québécoise de soins palliatifs: www.aqsp.org - This site deals with the Quebec experience in palliative care. Site is in the French language only.
  • Canadian Association for Nurses in Oncology: www.cos.ca/cano/cano.htm - A site devoted to those who help those with cancer. Palliative care is a definite priority with CANO.
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information: www.cihi.ca - Type palliative care in the search box. Takes a bit of searching but you will find information on palliative care.
  • Grant MacEwan College – Palliative Care Program www.gmcc.ab.ca/users/hcs/pcare/ - Information related to the palliative care training program at Grant MacEwan College.
  • One Voice: www.onevoice.ca - The Canadian Senior’s Network is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of older Canadians. Use the search box to find out what this organization has to say about palliative care.

Provincial Government sites with information on palliative care:


Related Links: Check out these related international links concerning palliative care.

  • BT Voices for Hospices www.voicesforhospices.org/ - A charity dedicated to increasing awareness of the work of hospice and palliative care units, caring for terminally ill, mainly cancer patients and enabling the raising of funds to support their work through the organization and co-ordination of worldwide singing events.
  • European Journal of Palliative Care www.ejpc.co.uk/ - The European Journal of Palliative Care (EJPC) is the official journal of the European Association for Palliative Care. It provides a unique medium for a multidisciplinary discourse between professionals in palliative care across the world.
  • Growth House, Inc. www.growthhouse.org/ - This award winning web site is your international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care. Our primary mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration.
  • Hospice Information Service @ St. Christopher’s – www.hospiceinformation.co.uk/ - providing information on hospices and palliative care for both professionals and the public. Through publications, research and professional links, the service encourages networking and provides a worldwide resource for all those engaged in palliative care services.
  • International Hospice Institute and Collegewww.hospicecare.com/ - Sharing hospice and palliative care information world-wide
  • National Hospice Organization www.nho.org/ - The National Hospice Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
  • Pall-Connect Newswww.pallcare.org/news.htm - an on-line newsletter supporting health care professionals providing palliative care.

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