OTTAWA, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ -
Join us as we launch the results of a new Harris/Decima survey of Canadians that examines attitudes and perceptions of end-of-life care in Canada. Nearly every Canadian believes that hospice palliative and end-of-life care are critical and should be available to anyone in need, but most do not know what services are available - or how to access them.
Hotel Indigo, 123 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON - Indigo Room
Thursday, January 23rd at 1:15pm
The Way Forward: an integrated palliative approach to care
Launched in 2012, this three-year initiative funded by the Government of Canada seeks to extend the benefits of hospice palliative and end-of-life care, and advance care planning, to as many Canadians as possible and to change how Canada thinks about and approaches aging, chronic, serious and life limiting illness and dying. Tapping into palliative care knowledge and expertise across Canada, The Way Forward is focused on fostering collaboration between provincial and territorial governments, regional health authorities, agencies, clinicians and service providers, among others to improve quality of life, reduce emergency visits and hospitalizations, and make more effective use of health system resources.
Image with caption: "Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CNW Group/Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140120_C9449_PHOTO_EN_35673.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
For further information:
To arrange an interview about the survey results, The Way Forward and palliative and end-of-life care services,
please contact: Vanessa Schwarz, Communications Officer, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, 613-241-3663 ext 229,