Research finds racial differences in end-of-life care

By Megan Mueller Schulich School of Business Professor Sylvia Hsu led a six-person team of researchers from Yale University as they followed the healthcare pathways...

Sexuality in end-of-life care: Who should start the discussion?

By Andria Bianchi In December 2017, Canada’s federal government called on the Minister of Health to create a framework for palliative care. This call to...

Doctor helps palliative patients manage pain without narcotics

Patients are taught to self-administer local anesthetics as needed and can be present with their loved ones By Kathryn Perrier It’s really tough for anyone who...

Providing personalized bereavement care

By Evelyne Jhung When Jessy Mathai, an oncology-hematology social worker, joined the Palliative Care Unit team a few years ago, she would often get referrals...

Elevating patient experience and family-centred care

By Patti Enright Bath towels warm to the touch. A peaceful, contemporary and home-like environment for patients and their families to spend time together...

Providing equitable palliative care to diverse communities

Conversations about end-of-life care for a loved one are never easy to have, regardless of how long they are expected to live. For William...

Putting patients at the heart of end-of-life care

New patient resources and clinical practice tools around end-of-life planning and care are helping empower heart failure patients in BC. The first of their kind...

Improving and integrating palliative care

Lise didn’t know she had it in her. She didn’t know she had the skills and the strength to grant her husband Roger his...

Better communication leads to better palliative care

Perhaps more than most other areas of healthcare, palliative care depends on close, timely communications between all medical professionals and caregivers to provide clients...

RVH’s Cancer and Palliative Care Unit…

Mark Johnston hugged his wife Sheri Lynn, for the last time. She was unaware of the embrace. She was already gone. In the early hours...

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