Palliative Care (end-of-life care)

Only a third of Canadians have access to quality palliative (end-of-life) care.

We know that if those who are sick and dying are surrounded by loving care and pain management, fewer would seek euthanasia/assisted suicide as a solution to their pain or loneliness.

We need access to palliative care for every person facing their final days.


Background

  • Palliative care:

    • Can be offered in the home or in a hospice setting.

    • Offers a supportive environment for loved ones caring for a sick relative.

    • Affirms life and views dying as a normal process. It neither hastens nor prolongs death.

  • Studies have shown that those close to death often fear pain and loneliness. Palliative care helps control pain and provides patients with a loving and caring environment.

  • There is great concern that euthanasia proponents are now advocating that palliative care facilities should offer euthanasia/assisted suicide on their premises.


Take Action

In advance of the June 2018 provincial election in Ontario, please go to CanadiansforConscience.ca/ontario to write to all candidates in your riding, asking them where they stand on improved access to quality palliative care.


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