Brief on Palliative Care to the Health Committee

04 May 2020
In this five-page submission (download PDF) to the House of Commons standing committee on health, the EFC recommends:
  • a continued focus on compassionate, life-affirming care that maintains the distinction between palliative care and euthanasia/medical assistance in dying.
  • support for palliative care providers and hospices, include strong, clear conscience protection for individuals and institutions
  • increased training for health care providers in palliative care across all settings
  • initiatives to raise public awareness about the availability of palliative and end-of-life care
  • aligning data collection on palliative care with benchmarks on patient outcomes.

Related resource

  • Palliative Care Toolkit, 44-page booklet (published in 2018) with informative articles, clearly presented data and helpful discussion questions