Category Archives: Advocacy & Partnerships

Announcing the Canadian Palliative Care Exchange

(July 2020) With support from the Canadian Medical Association, Scotiabank, and MD Financial Management, CSPCP and Pallium have launched a moderated online community of practice—The Canadian Palliative Care (CPC) Exchange (http://www.cpcexchange.ca). The Exchange will support interactive, online national dialogue between health care professionals across Canada regarding the most relevant COVID-related topics in palliative care.

The Exchange is a professional learning site, moderated by members of the CSPCP, and open to all health care professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists.

There is no cost to participate.

Join the Exchange now to:
• Ask questions about palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic
• Share your experiences
• Teach and learn with colleagues from across Canada

Join now: http://www.cpcexchange.ca

Interim Guidance – Care in LTC during COVID-19

(July 2020) The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) just released an interim guidance document about Care of Residents in Long Term Care Homes during the COVID-19 Pandemic. For the French version click here.

The CSPCP was invited to give input, in particular on the palliative care content. We hope the guidance document will help strengthen symptom management and palliative care in LTC settings during current and future pandemics.

CSPCP in the news January 2020

On behalf of the CSPCP, President Leonie Herx advocates for maintaining hospice palliative care resources in the ongoing dispute between Delta Hospice Society and Fraser Health in BC.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/standoff-between-b-c-and-hospice-refusing-to-offer-assisted-dying-1.4773755

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/perform-euthanasia-or-lose-government-funding-canadian-hospice-told-18627

Joint statement from CHPCA and CSPCP regarding Palliative Care and MAiD

(Nov 27, 2019) The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) released a joint statement and call to action regarding the ongoing confusion amongst the general public about Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying.

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This statement has been endorsed by international palliative care organizations, including the International Association of Hospice Palliative Care (IAHPC) and the World Hospice Palliative Care Association (WHPCA). It has also been endorsed by the founder of palliative care in Canada, Dr. Balfour Mount, and internationally well-respected palliative care physicians such as Dr. Eduardo Bruera. You can read Dr. Mount’s message here.

If you and/or your organization would like to endorse this statement, you may do so here: Endorsement submission form

CSPCP response to CMAJ article: Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease

On October 18th, 2019, the CMAJ published a response from the CSPCP regarding the article Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease. Our response provides clarification about Palliative Care & MAiD. Please share amongst your networks as you see fit.

Link to response: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/191/36/E989/tab-e-letters