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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 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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Interfaith Representatives Call for Improved Palliative Care across Canada

OTTAWA – Today, representatives from various faith communities united to...

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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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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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Court cases

CMDS et al v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario [2017]

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.

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Video gallery

Webinar: What is palliative care and why does it matter?

(45 min) How can we improve how we offer multi-disciplinary care for a person with a...

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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

Submission on Palliative Care Framework to Health Canada (2018)

What's a good definition for palliative care? How does it relate to euthanasia and medical assistance in dying? (July 2018)

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Bill C-277 (2016-2017): Developing a palliative care framework

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

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Documents

Palliative Care Toolkit

This new booklet contains articles and discussion questions about palliative care.

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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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