Palliative Care

Palliative care is an interdisciplinary care that focuses on early identification, assessing monitoring and relieving pain and other symptoms including physical, psycho-social and spiritual concerns. Palliative care can be provided by family physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers, not only palliative care specialists. Palliative care is appropriate even when you are pursuing cure focused medicine; it affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Below you will find links about palliative care and information to assist you to locate palliative care services in your region.

  • OMA’s Backgrounder on Palliative Care This background paper (backgrounder) provides additional context on our goal to improve access to palliative supports and services
  • Hospice Palliative Care ontario
  • Regional Palliative Care Networks
  • What to expect when death is near
  • WATCH – The Truth Of It Video Series: Palliative care: Patient experience – Dr. Larry Librach

  • WATCH – End of Life: A Patient and Doctor

  • WATCH – End of Life: A Public Service Announcement

End of Life Planning & Care

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