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This hospice is a new palliative care hospice at the Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th St in North Vancouver, BC.
This hospice is a new palliative care hospice at the Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th St in North Vancouver, BC.
(LAURA LEYSHON For The Globe and Mail)

Palliative care should be embraced as a priority and a philosophy

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The hottest political issue in health care in the years to come will, without a doubt, be end-of-life care.

While physician-assisted death grabs all the headlines, it is a fairly marginal issue. Even with all the provisions in place – such as the proposed legislation in Quebec that clearly sets out the rules about who can receive medical aid in dying – only a tiny percentage of patients in specific circumstances can and will opt to accelerate death.