Palliative Care

WHO definition of palliative care

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of  patients and their families facing the problem associated with  life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering  by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and  treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. 

- Accessed Feb 2018

what is palliative care

Check out this great video explaining the different ways of experiencing palliative care.

what does that mean in real life?

Doug G shares his story of palliative care.

resources for patients and caregivers

Not just for Cancer

Palliative care is for all life-limiting illnesses, including COPD (emphysema), CHF (congestive heart failure), renal failure (advanced kidney disease), and neurological diseases like dementia and ALS.

Home and Hospice Based Care

In our area of Marmora, Madoc, Stirling and Havelock, there are several physicians who can provide around the clock care with a home care team, both at your home or in Madoc or Warkworth hospices.

Advanced Care Planning

Who will speak for you if you can't? Will they make the same decisions that you would want? The best way to make sure this will happen is to write out an advanced care plan.

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Caregiver Resources

Caregivers go through as much as the patient who is ill. Demands on your time and your energy as well as changes in your role can pile up at times. Sometimes there might feel like there is no one you can talk to.

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Referral Form for Dr Holowaty

Please use the palliative care referral form on the referrals page for home/hospice based care in the Marmora/Havelock areas.

Medical Assistance in Dying

Government resources on the assisted dying legislation and your legal right to be assessed should you wish.

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