Dec. 15 – Health Quality Ontario’s (HQO) End-of-Life Health Care in Ontario report was released today. Click here to download the full report and recommendations.
The report addresses where the health system must improve to ensure the best end-of-life care for all Ontarians, and highlights the need for an increased number of professionals trained in palliative care. The report also identifies the need for a more patient-engaged approach to end-of-life care, encouraging productive, informed conversations about end-of-life care between patients, their loved ones and their care providers.
The End-of-Life Health Care in Ontario report is accompanied by recommendations from HQO’s Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC) and builds on important work by Cancer Care Ontario, the Local Health Integration Networks, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, and the Ontario Medical Association, among others.
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