Expanding access to and improving the quality of end-of-life care.
Bill C-14, which received Royal Assent in 2016, included a commitment to review the state of palliative care in Canada by a committee comprising members of both Houses of Parliament; Bill C-7, passed in March 2021, recommitted to that review. The Statutory Review of the Provisions of the Criminal Code Relating to Medical Assistance in Dying and their Application is currently underway.
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As part of our mission to educate and share knowledge, we are examining each issue of the Parliamentary Review in a series of blog posts. In this blog post, we discuss the state of palliative care.
In 2021, Dying With Dignity Canada prepared a submission to the federal government in advance of the 2022 budget. In it, DWDC recommended the federal government continue to provide funding to provincial/territorial governments designated for investment in end-of-life care, work with provincial and territorial partners to initiate a review and assessment of quality of care in seniors’ residences, and examine ways to increase funding for culturally appropriate end-of-life care.
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