Conceptual foundations of a palliative approach: A knowledge synthesis
The iPANEL team is thrilled to announce the publication of "Conceptual foundations of a palliative approach: A knowledge synthesis" in BMC Palliative Care. Narrowing 190,204 search results to a final yield of 91 studies has produced a comprehensive understanding of a palliative approach to care for people with chronic, advancing, life-limiting illnesses.
Our article is open access - click HERE for more information.
A PORT in the Storm: A day of education and discussion about equitable access in palliative care for structurally vulnerable people in Victoria
On Thursday, October 29, 2015 the University of Victoria Equitable Access to Care Study Team (PI Kelli Stajduhar), Victoria Hospice, and the Palliative Outreach Resource Team (PORT) hosted an interactive and educational event about palliative care for structurally vulnerable people. Structural vulnerability recognizes that particular groups of people are more vulnerable to harm as a result of intersecting factors (e.g., poverty, homelessness, gender, disability, race, illicit drug use, mental health issues, etc.). The intent of this day was to foster dialogue between formal palliative care providers (e.g., hospice personnel, home care workers, etc.) and downtown service providers (i.e., health, housing, faith and social service organizations) to identify challenges in our community with regards to palliative care access for these populations.
Read more about the day HERE.