Private Member’s Bill C-277, An act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada, is scheduled for vote (“third reading”) in the House of Commons on Tuesday, May 9th. The CSPCP is a strong and consistent advocate for this bill. A recent example is Dr. David Henderson’s presentation to the federal government’s Standing Committee on Health: http://www.cspcp.ca/cspcp-advocates-to-accept-bill-c-277-march-7-2017/
On Monday, May 8th, the CSPCP sent a message to all MPs in Canada urging them to vote Yes to C-277. If it passes, it will be a significant step toward improving access to high-quality palliative care for all Canadians. Thank you to Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu for putting the private members’ bill forward.
Message to MPs:
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
The online Interprofessional Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Oncology (iEPEC-O) Course is based on the EPEC™-O Canada curriculum and was developed by a team of interprofessional experts. It may be of interest to CSPCP members, colleagues, and teams.
The online modules are accessible anytime. Modules include:
- Knowledge of leading practices in palliative care
- Team-based approaches for physical and psychosocial challenges
- Case studies covering cancer and other advanced illness
- Focus on person-centred palliative care approach
- CME credits including Mainpro+ and Royal College section 1
More information: https://www.desouzainstitute.com/iepeco/