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A Framework for Palliative Care

Palliative care affects Canadians of all ages, and while it is not only needed for the elderly, we know there are now more seniors than children in Canada. This demographic is changing the face of Canadian society and adding new policy needs at all levels of government.

The gaps in palliative care can and must be addressed urgently with national leadership and action.  Not only will patients and their families benefit, but it is an efficient use of healthcare dollars that can help support a more sustainable healthcare system.

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