The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians will promote access to high quality palliative care for all Canadians, through advocacy, partnerships, research, and physician education.
- We call for a pan-Canadian strategy to be driven by a national secretariat drawn from government, healthcare professionals, patient representatives, and community leaders.
- We endorse the ongoing assessment and improvement of Canadian palliative care resources through sustained federal and provincial funding to meet the growing palliative care needs of all Canadians.
- We advocate for increased education in palliative care skills at both the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education levels, as well as for physicians already in practice.
- We support capacity-building and collaboration among all healthcare professionals to enhance and promote a team-based approach to palliative care.