• 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?

Shift your care to a Palliative Approach - check out our new video

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To view our iPANEL video on how to shift your care to a Palliative Approach - click the image above.  We could not have done this video without the help of our iPANEL Knowledge Translation Working Group.  These amazing people helped us take 4 years of research and condense it down into a short and informative video - you guys are spectacular!

Palliative Approach Infographics - now available for download

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Please click the image above to download our 4 inforgraphics displayed above in PDF form.


Kelli Stajduhar inducted into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

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Dr. Kelli Stajduhar has received one of the highest honours bestowed upon Canadian Academics - she is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.  Kelli's research has touched lives and helped many Canadians and their families at the end of life.  Her research has inspired nurses to challenge themselves and the way they view their patients and the care they provide; an amazing mentor, colleague and friend.  Congratulations Dr. Stajduhar on the national recognition of great research and passion! 

iPANEL YouTube Channel

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Interested in watching iPANEL webinars? We are now in the process of uploading past webinar presentations to our 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.


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