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Palliative care in Canada 

Palliative care in Canada
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Palliative care in Canada
Author(s):

Doris Howell

and Ann Syme

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0072
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date: 12 November 2018

This chapter describes palliative and end-of-life care from the national and provincial perspectives and trends and innovations in hospice and palliative care service delivery in Canada and specifically the developments in nursing. To provide a context within Canada, factors that have influenced the development of hospice palliative care in Canada inclusive of geographic and population diversity; the three levels of government accountable for healthcare delivery at the federal, provincial, and regional levels; and the advocacy role of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association are also described.

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