CFHI Innovators in Palliative and End of Life Care


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"Early referral to palliative care provides proven benefits; however, currently, most Canadians receive this kind of care only in the last month of their lives. A palliative approach to care provides the right care, in the right place, at the right time - improving peoples’ quality of life and the appropriate use and costs of healthcare."

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) issued the first open call for Palliative and End of Life Care Innovations this past February to seek out, understand, and highlight, innovations that are already happening across Canada.  Of the 69 applications, 26 will be showcased at the upcoming CEO Forum on June 21, 2017.  iPANEL Researchers; Dr. Kelli Stajduhar, Dr. Rick Sawatzky, and Dr. Barb Pesut, were all involved in submissions.  We are very proud to say that the two following emerging innovations were selected:

1.  Integrated Palliative Approach to Care in Acute Care (iPAC).  Fraser Health, University of Victoria, BC.  Dr. Kelli Stajduhar, Neil Hilliard, Dr. Rick Sawatzky

2.  N-CARE: Volunteer navigation partnerships to support a compassionate community approach to early palliative care.  UBC - Okanagan. Dr. Barb Pesut

Both projects will also been presenting at the upcoming 2017 CHPCA and/or the 5th International Palliative Care and Public Health Conference this September in Ottawa.

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