/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - The Canadian Cancer Society and the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec join forces to offer nurses palliative care training/

  • Around eight in ten people receiving palliative care have cancer and only 50% of cancer-related pain is adequately managed.
  • The CCS and OIIQ think that it's important to develop the palliative care skills of healthcare professionals to ensure availability.
  • More than 20,000 Quebecers died of cancer last year.
  • We expect an increase in the number of cancer cases by at least 35% in Quebec by 2030.


MONTREAL, March 30, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ -



Announcement of a unique online continuing medical training program on palliative care. This will be offered to 73,000 OIIQ members across Quebec. This project is the result of a common understanding between the CCS and OIIQ to ensure access to quality palliative care for Quebecers.  


Thursday, March 31st, 2016

10:30 a.m.


The Canadian Cancer Society's Jacques-Cantin Lodge

5151 de l'Assomption Blvd., Montreal


  • Suzanne Dubois, Executive Director, Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec Division
  • Lucie Tremblay, President of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
  • Sylvie Béchard, nurse-advisor and coeditor of the modules for the new training program


SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society

For further information: André Beaulieu, Spokesperson and Senior Advisor, Communication, Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division, 514 217-8327, abeaulieu@quebec.cancer.ca


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