Books, Links, and More

We've compiled resources in both French and English, to give you the broadest possible range of available information. To see resources in French, click in the top right corner of the page.

If you have a favourite palliative care resource that doesn't appear here, suggest a resource below.

Death and dying
Arrangements for Expected Death at Home
A guideline for patients and their families who wish to plan for an expected death of the patient at home. read more...
Attending Funerals, Memorials, and Other Rituals
A 4 page handout by Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre that highlights how adults can prepare children of all ages to attend... read more...
NewBill C-277: Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act
This enactment provides for the development of a framework designed to support improved access for Canadians to palliative... read more...
Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives
CINDEA provides education and resources throughout the 'Pan-death' process (before, during, after death). Information about... read more...
CHPCA position on physician-assisted suicide
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association issue paper on physician-assisted suicide. 2010 read more...
CMA statement on Supreme Court of Canada ruling
Canadian Medical Association statement on the Supreme Court of Canada ruling on physician-assisted suicide in February 2015... read more...
CSPCP position on Supreme Court of Canada ruling
Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians statement following the Supreme Court of Canada ruling on February 2015 lifting... read more...
Death By Design (podcast)
We must become the designer of our own destination. We must learn how to build the pathways to our last chapter by creating... read more...
Dignity in Care
Dignity in Care provides practical ideas and tools to support a culture of compassion and respect throughout the health care... read more...
'Does cancer not care I have plans?': Terminal diagnosis forces author to grab hold of life
Listen to a conversation with author Kate Bowler who was interviewed on "The Current" (CBC radio). Kate is the author of... read more...