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A provincial framework for end-of-life care




They should will have choices, including a range of be straightforward and honest with options to support death with dignity and the person and family and behave comfort in the setting that best meets the in accordance with all applicable needs of patients and family caregivers. [...] Health care providers, health authorities, 3. Enhancing Quality of Life and End community groups and voluntary orga- of Life – The primary objective is to nizations will work closely together to enhance the quality of the individual’s create and deliver an eff ective system of remaining life and to ensure they and end-of-life services that are well planned their family experience as satisfying an [...] The pace at and family by the care team and, in turn, which increasing proportions of patients the continuing responses of the patient can be supported in community settings and family to the situations they face and will need to be monitored and reassessed the information they have received. [...] The overall likely future that will be required, the roles that the eff ectiveness and comprehensiveness patient and family members will play options for of the system of end-of-life care will be and the means of communication and improved if all of these stages are kept in care. [...] The exact nature of the hospital services available will vary depending on the type At the level of an individual case, eff ec- of hospital and the needs of the patient.


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