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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 - Gloria Wilson

A personal experience story of palliative care by Gloria Wilson, part of a series...

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Your Stories of Palliative Care - Patricia Paddey

A personal experience story of palliative care by Patricia Paddey, part of a series...

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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: How to help people who are suffering - Learning from chronic illness

(47 min 18 sec) In the light of Canada’s introduction of physician-assisted death...

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Government

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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