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Palliative Care - Family offering Palliative Care for Relative Palliative Care alleviates suffering and offers care for those who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and those who are at the end of life. It manages pain and symptoms, and offers psychosocial, spiritual and physical support for those who are ill and their caregivers.

God calls us to care for the vulnerable, including those who are ill or near the end of life. The EFC supports palliative care as a compassionate response that supports and cares for those who are suffering or terminally ill.

All human life is precious. Life is a gift from God for us to respect and protect through all its stages. Each person’s life has worth, regardless of their age or ability, because they are made in the image of God and loved by Him.
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Media releases

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds 'Effective Referral Requirements' for Euthanasia, Abortion

On May 15 the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld forced referral policies on medical...

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Ontario court upholds "effective referrals" despite religious freedom infringement

The Jan. 31 court decision in “Christian Medical and Dental Society v. College of...

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Articles

Your Stories of Palliative Care - Terence McQuiston

It Was So Beautiful is a personal experience story of palliative care by Terence...

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Your Stories of Palliative Care - Janice McAdam

Permission to See Jesus is a personal experience story of palliative care by Janice...

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Official statements

Religious leaders denounce Bill C-7 on medical assistance in dying

More than 50 religious leaders released an open letter Oct. 14 opposing the expansion...

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Podcasts

While We Pray for Miracles

B.C. writer Dave Jeffery, who lives with the terminal neurological disorder ALS, takes...

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Outgoing letters

Interfaith Letter to Senators on Palliative Care Bill C-277

The EFC sent a letter, together with groups from the Jewish, Catholic and Muslim...

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Faith Groups Renew Call for Improved Palliative Care

Faith groups have renewed their call for high-quality palliative care. This week they...

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Videos

Dr. Naheed Dosani on palliative care among the homeless

(2 min) Search our site for text of the full interview with with Dr. Dosani, founder of...

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Government

Brief on Palliative Care to the Health Committee

Five-page submission from May 2020 recommends maintaining the distinction between palliative care and euthanasia, and recommends conscience protection for workers and institutions.

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Bill C-277 (2016-2018): Developing a palliative care framework

This EFC-supported bill became law Dec. 12! Get details.

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Documents

Declaration Against Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide

We affirm the sanctity of all human life, and the equal and inviolable dignity of every human being.

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Euthanasia and Palliative Care Study Guide

Booklet of articles and discussion questions can help you and your church better understand what is at stake with physician-assisted suicide. 

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