Palliative Care Information

Palliative care seeks to provide the best possible quality of life for people who have a serious or life-threatening illness or disease. Palliative care views the patient as the main concern during care, treating the whole person, instead of focussing exclusively on the medical issue they are dealing with at the time of need.

The entire goal of palliative care is to provide the best quality of life for the individual.

The Diocese of Hamilton, understanding the challenges for both patient and family during a time of need, brought together a committee of experts to gather the following information to assist you navigate the various needs you may have at this time.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us (contact information on the sidebar) if we can be of further support at this time. 

Section One: Palliative Care

Section Two: End-of-Life 

Section Three: Support for the Caregiver

Section Four: Worried About Pain?

Section Five: Emotional, Spiritual and Religious Care

Section Six - Future Decisions for Self (Legal, Spiritual, End-of-Life)

Section Seven - Bereavement


Other Resources:

The Art of Dying Well

Palliative Care – Dying with Dignity

Short Clips for ARPA on the Palliative Option

Cardus Canada Speaks on Palliative Care

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Preview of Palliative Care Poster