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.

Decision making - see Advanced care planning
Advanced Care Planning
This brochure was prepared by the Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities research project and intended to... read more...
Best Endings
Canadian website with mission and mandate to help navigate personal and medical decisions as life’s end nears. read more...
British Columbia - Advanced Health Directives
This website provides key information related to advance health care planning in British Columbia including a downloadable... read more...
British Columbia - Organ Donation
Information about organ donation for palliative care patients in British Columbia available on the Victoria Hospice Society... read more...
British Columbia (Vancouver Island Health Authority) - My Wishes for Future Health Care Information Package
This information package is a resource to patients and families as a way to engage in a conversation about your future health... read more...
Care at the end of life for advanced cancer patients: When to stop cancer treatment
Information sheet on how do you know when to stop cancer treatment and questions to ask your doctor. read more...
I Don’t Want Jenny To Think I’m Abandoning Her: Views On Overtreatment
A palliative care physician helps a cancer patient cope with her coming death, while her oncologist struggles to give up... read more...
I have been asked to be a substitute decision-maker in Ontario: what does that mean?
This brochure was prepared by the Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities research project and intended to... read more...
Let's Talk About Cancer (podcast)
This week on the Jumping Off the Ivory Tower podcast Julie talks to Dr. Jacob McGee, who treats women’s cancers at the London... read more...
Letting Go: What Should Medicine Do When It Can't Save Your Life?
Article written by a physician which highlights many common end-of-life issues. read more...