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Policy Concerning End of Life Palliative Care

This Policy is intended to direct and structure the development of services for end of life palliative care for children, adults and the elderly alike. In addition to describing the context and the challenges that Quebec society will face in this area, it proposes solutions and concrete measures to increase the accessibility, the continuity and the quality of services. The needs and the choices of the individual user are considered of primary importance in planning and service delivery.

This document is the product of the efforts of several work groups and committees, coordinated by the Minister of Health and Social Services, who drew up a draft policy. This draft policy analysed certain aspects of end of life services particularly from a clinical point of view, pointed out the specific needs of certain parts of the population, and presented the pertinent statistics.

CISSS-Montérégie Ouest

Our aim is far more than to simply provide you with services. We seek your well-being by offering sensitive care adapted to your needs and health services that will be good for you. Welcome to this section where you will find a range of general services such as specimen collection, Info-Santé and the CLSC nursing care.

Health Canada

Palliative care is appropriate for any patient at any stage of a life threatening illness, regardless of age. Palliative and end-of-life care touches all parts of the health care system, from hospital to hospice to community to home and usually involves an interdisciplinary team of caregivers that deal with the medical and psycho-social, spiritual and economic needs of the patient and the family.

Service Canada

Compassionate care benefits may be paid up to a maximum of 6 weeks to a person who has to be absent from work to provide care or support to a gravely ill family member at risk of dying within 26 weeks. Unemployed persons on EI can also ask for this type of benefits.

The Canadian Virtual Hospice

The Canadian Virtual Hospice is an interactive network for people dealing with life-threatening illness and loss.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

The CHPCA is the national voice for Hospice Palliative Care in Canada. Advancing and advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, its work includes public policy, public education and awareness. Established in 1991, its volunteer Board of Directors is composed of hospice palliative care workers and volunteers from Canadian provinces and territories as well as members-at-large.