Reports & Publications

See Also: Statements


CSPCP Staffing Model for Palliative Care Programs

Full report: CSPCP Palliative Care Staffing Model Full Paper Aug 2019
Link to online publication in Journal of Palliative Medicine:

CSPCP MAiD Survey Report

CSPCP MAiD Survey Report (Feb 2018)

Palliative Care – A vital service with clear economic, health and social benefits (Feb 2017)

English: Read More

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News Release (Feb 15): Read More

How to Improve Palliative Care In Canada (November 2016)

Full Report – English: click here

Summary – English: click here

Résumé – français : cliquez ici

Press Release: click here

We acknowledge the work of Dr. Eman Hassan and the BC Centre for Palliative Care for the white paper

Results of the National Palliative Medicine Survey


Data Report


Données du sondage national sur la medicine palliative

Points Saillants

Rapport de données



Palliative care clinical rotations among undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees in Canada: a descriptive study. Bruno Gagnon, MD MSc, Anne Boyle, MD, Fabienne Jolicoeur, MSc, Mauranne Labonté, MSc, Kim Taylor, MSc, James Downar, MDCM MHSc.
doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20190138
cmajo April 14, 2020 vol. 8 no. 2 E257-E263

Staffing a Specialist Palliative Care Service, a Team-Based Approach: Expert Consensus White Paper. John David Henderson, Anne Boyle, Leonie Herx, Aleco Alexiadis, Doris Barwich, Stephanie Connidis, David Lysecki, Aynharan Sinnarajah
Published Online 26 Jul 2019 in advance of print publication.

Palliative Medicine-Becoming a Subspecialty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Jana Pilkey, MD, FRCP(C), James Downar, MDCM, MHSc, Deborah Dudgeon, MD, FRCP(C), Leonie Herx, MD, PhD, CCFP, Doreen Oneschuk, MD, CCFP, MHScEd, Cori Schroder, MD, MEd, CCFP, FCFP, Valerie Schulz, MD, FRCP(C), MPH. Journal of Palliative Care, First Published November 13, 2017.

APPEAL TO PHYSICIANS – OPIOIDS HAVE THEIR PLACE – Let’s avoid an unintended tragedy!A letter from the CSPCP published in CMAJ, November 2017.
Posted with permission from the CMAJ.

Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians – Response to “The Making of
a Myth: Unreliable Data on Access to Palliative Care in Canada”
, Dr. J David Henderson,
Health Law Review • 22:3, 2014, p. 49