Tag Archives: End of Life Care

Health Canada Report on Home and Community-based Palliative Care – Lessons Learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic

(June 2021) We are pleased to share this report from the End-of-Life Care Unit at Health Canada.

English: Read more

French:  Read more

The report features many new practices and innovative tools that can improve the future of home and community-based palliative care – for example, making virtual care more accessible, increasing the availability of palliative symptom management kits, and giving family caregivers adequate support to provide palliative care for loved ones at home. It is hoped that sharing some of these new practices and tools may inspire readers to use and adapt them as required, or develop and share their own innovations. By sharing knowledge and experience, together we can come out of the pandemic stronger than before.

Thank you to Dr. Stephen Singh for participating in the discussions on behalf of the CSPCP.

First Annual Report on MAID in Canada (2019) – from Health Canada

The first federal Annual Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada (2019) was released on July 24, 2020.

ENG: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/medical-assistance-dying-annual-report-2019.html
FRE: https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-canada/services/aide-medicale-mourir-rapport-annuel-2019.html

If you have questions about the report, please contact the End-of-Life Care Unit in Health Canada: hc.eolc-sfv.sc@canada.ca

Online interprofessional palliative care course – de Souza Institute

The de Souza Institute offers an online course series that may be of interest to CSPCP members, colleagues, and teams. The Education in Palliative Care (EPC) course series consists of three courses that teach a comprehensive curriculum in palliative and end-of-life care:

  • Course 01 – The Palliative Approach to Care
  • Course 02 – Symptom Assessment and Management in Palliative Care
  • Course 03 – End-of-Life Care, Grief, and Loss


These three courses cover a wide-range of competencies in providing person-centered care for patients living with serious illness such as cancer, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), heart failure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Completing all three courses in the series will earn you the de Souza Certificate in Palliative and End-of-Life Care.

For more information and to try a sample module visit: The Education in Palliative Care (EPC) Course Series | de Souza Institute