“The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is a tremendous addition to the Patient Advisory Council,” says Philippe Lucas, CMCC’s Interim Executive Director. “The group offers the medical cannabis industry a valuable perspective related to ethical, compassionate end-of-life care that puts patients’ best interests first.”
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death. The CHPCA operates in close partnership with other national organizations and continues to work to ensure that all Canadians, regardless of where they may live, have equal access to quality hospice palliative care services for themselves and their families.
According to the World Health Organization, only one in ten people needing palliative care is currently receiving it. “Adequate pain control is a crucial element of effective palliative care,” said Sharon Baxter, Executive Director for the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. ”We believe that by joining CMCC, we add another important patient voice to the discussion surrounding medical cannabis, and how it fits the needs of hospice patients.”