A compassionate Ottawa supports and empowers individuals, their families and their communities throughout life for dying and grieving well.

Call for Participants in a Research Project Focusing on End-of-Life-Care Conversations

Researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute have developed an online tool to help older adults living in the community who face uncertainties around end-of-life care needs and wishes. With funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), they are now consulting with patients and health-care providers to refine the tool before trial implementation in Canada. You can view a poster for more information here.

The research team is currently looking for participants to take part in 1-hour focus groups to discuss the helpfulness of conversations that inform patients when end-of-life might be approaching. Participants will also be able to try out the assessment tool and provide their feedback.

If you are interested in volunteering or know of anyone who may be intereted in this study please contact Karen Pacheco at 613 798-5555 ext. 10298 or kapacheco@ohri.ca