Author Archives: Michelle Veer

CSPCP urges provinces to invest in palliative care

As provinces and territories work on their budgets, it is timely to remind them to invest in palliative care. This is particularly important as they tell the federal government how they propose to spend federal transfer funds that have been earmarked for home care, palliative care and mental health.

The following message was sent to provincial and territorial health ministers, finance ministers, and key staff. Please take a moment to write your provincial minister to reinforce this message. You can download the PDF by clicking below. The PDF version has “live links” to all the documents.

Link to English PDF
Link to French PDF

Methadone4Pain.ca Webinar – May 15

FREE WEBINAR: Methadone4Pain.ca

On May 15, 2017 from 5-6pm PDT, join Dr. Pippa Hawley (Project Co-lead), Head of the Division of Palliative Care at the University of British Columbia for a free webinar on Methadone4Pain.ca. Dr. Hawley will provide an overview of Methadone4Pain.ca and lead a discussion on questions you have on methadone prescribing. To register email: marissa@virtualhospice.ca

Methadone4Pain.ca is an online training course on methadone for pain management in palliative care, accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College. The course was developed by Canadian Virtual Hospice and leading national pain management specialists, in collaboration with The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, The College of Family Physicians of Canada, Pallium Canada and deSouza Institute. Funding was provided by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.