Palliative Care In Canada Is In Critical Condition: Canadian Cancer Society

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In its findings, the society said critically ill patients are falling through the cracks of the health care system and improvements are needed to address the patchwork of service that exists.

In the absence of national standards, individual jurisdictions are left to develop their own policies, programs and guidelines that result in inconsistent and inadequate palliative care, the report said.

Canada must reform its approach to palliative care, according to the society’s public issues director Gabriel Miller.

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