• Three quarters of British Columbians who die, do so without being identified as people 
    who could benefit from the services associated with palliative care.
  • Specialized palliative units and hospices are essential for end of life care but not appropriate for all persons facing life-limiting chronic conditions. By offering a palliative approach in multiple settings, we can better care for people and their families through the many transitions of chronic conditions like dementia, lung, kidney and heart diseases, and cancer.

  • Through research, we create new knowledge about how nurses can further integrate palliative philosophies and services into non-specialized settings that provide end-of-life care.
    Throughout BC, people are dying in many settings including residential care facilities, on general hospital wards and at home. Our research seeks to understand how to apply and integrate the palliative approach to any care setting where people with life-limiting chronic conditions are cared for.

  • Our research is informed by and informs clinical practice.
  • By creating a cycle of nursing practice to nursing research and back again, we can ensure our research is informed by clinical practice. And that the evidence we gather is relevant, useful, and well-communicated to nurses. We accomplish this through our partnerships with both practicing and academic nurses throughout BC.

  • Our ultimate goal is to advance the further integration of the palliative approach into nursing practice in every care setting.
    We know this takes the support and cooperation of many parties including health professionals, employers and health care consumers, but we believe that nurses can and will contribute to a better and more supported experience for British Columbians toward the end of their lives.

What's New?

Kelli Stajduhar receives Excellence in Nursing Research award


Kelli Stajduhar receives the 2016 Award for Excellence in Nursing Research from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

Read our news story for more information.


Homeless deserve end-of-life care, but aren't getting it 

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Homeless people suffer from worse health than people who have a regular, secure place to live. Kelli Stajduhar, iPANEL academic co-lead, and Ashley Mollison work together on a study in Victoria, BC about access to care for people who don't have a place to call home. They recently wrote an op-ed on this topic, and Kelli was interviewed for CBC's On the Island radio program.

Read our news story for more details.


iPANEL now has a YouTube Channel

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Interested in watching iPANEL webinars? We are now in the process of uploading past webinar presentations to our new YouTube Channel. Several are currently available for viewing, but check back regularly for new additions! If you subscribe to our channel, you can receive a notification when a new video is added.


Homeless deserve end-of-life care, but aren’t getting it - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/op-ed/comment-homeless-deserve-end-of-life-care-but-aren-t-getting-it-1.2322386#sthash.AwzxjD3p.dpuf

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