Created Oct. 2001 and maintained by:  Mike Harlos
Last Edited:  Dec. 22, 2017
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Manitoba Palliative Care Nurses Association

Canadian Virtual Hospice
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Life and Death Matters
Canadian Network of Palliative Care for Children
PALLIUM - A Palliative Care Resource Initiative

CHPCA CHPCA's Canadian Directory of Hospice Palliative Care Services
Shaare Zedek Palliative Care Reference Database Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Reference Database
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  1. An international email discussion list on pediatric palliative care sponsored by ACT
  2. A bulletin board moderated and maintained by Dr. Andrew Wilcock
A comprehensive and authoritative resource founded by Robert Twycross and Andrew Wilcock.
What is Palliative Care? (a personal definition)
Palliative Care is an approach to care which focuses on comfort and quality of life for those affected by life-limiting/life-threatening illness. Its goal is much more than comfort in dying; palliative care is about living, through meticulous attention to control of pain and other symptoms, supporting emotional, spiritual, and cultural needs, and maximizing functional status.
The spectrum of investigations and interventions consistent with a palliative approach is guided by goals of patient and family and by accepted standards of health care, rather than being limited by preconceptions of what is or is not "palliative".

See also the World Health Organization's definition
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