June 2014

Planning Ahead – a Primer on Palliative and End of Life Care

Much like putting off thinking about preparing wills, many people prefer not to talk about end of life.

However, once again, much like in the case of wills and estates, planning years or even decades in advance of the end of life will help you make sure your wishes are observed, and also reduces stress and anxiety on your family members.

Ending well on Your Own Terms

Earlier in 2014, the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), in collaboration with Harris Decima, released the results of a Canada-wide survey focusing on perceptions of palliative care in Canada.

One notable result of the survey was many Canadians have little idea about what palliative care is. And decisions about end-of-life care are often left until the last minute.