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Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
Governments urged to ensure access to controlled medicines during COVID-19 pandemic

Governments urged to ensure access to controlled medicines during COVID-19 pandemic

Bereaved families are ‘the secondary victims of COVID-19’

Bereaved families are ‘the secondary victims of COVID-19’

Hospital mobility programs can improve outcomes in older patients

Hospital mobility programs can improve outcomes in older patients

UOttawa's Faculty of Medicine awards 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists

UOttawa's Faculty of Medicine awards 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists

Urgent care providers are driven to deliver outstanding, integrated clinical care

Urgent care providers are driven to deliver outstanding, integrated clinical care

A new perspective on lung cancer

A new perspective on lung cancer

Researchers design new model to predict life expectancy of patients with Creutzfeldt‐Jakob disease

Researchers design new model to predict life expectancy of patients with Creutzfeldt‐Jakob disease

Palliative nursing's role during COVID-19 pandemic and in future health crisis

Palliative nursing's role during COVID-19 pandemic and in future health crisis

UBC study provides evidence of preserved hearing at the end of life

UBC study provides evidence of preserved hearing at the end of life

‘I couldn’t let her be alone’: A peaceful death amid the COVID scourge

‘I couldn’t let her be alone’: A peaceful death amid the COVID scourge

Researchers propose new ICU admission model

Researchers propose new ICU admission model

Study finds carboplatin-paclitaxel as the optimal chemotherapy for anal cancer

Study finds carboplatin-paclitaxel as the optimal chemotherapy for anal cancer

Study: Vitamin D can reduce side effects associated with chemotherapy

Study: Vitamin D can reduce side effects associated with chemotherapy

New flag on patient records can improve care for people with learning disabilities

New flag on patient records can improve care for people with learning disabilities

Majority of hospitalized patients with advanced cancer have functional impairment

Majority of hospitalized patients with advanced cancer have functional impairment

Study aims to bring relief for patients removed from ventilators at end of life

Study aims to bring relief for patients removed from ventilators at end of life

Oncologists highlight the need for more palliative care training

Oncologists highlight the need for more palliative care training

Study highlights the benefits of palliative care for heart failure patients

Study highlights the benefits of palliative care for heart failure patients

Bringing ‘Poogie’ home: Hospice in the time of COVID-19

Bringing ‘Poogie’ home: Hospice in the time of COVID-19

New app to be developed to protect carers, support workers during COVID-19 pandemic

New app to be developed to protect carers, support workers during COVID-19 pandemic