Palliative Care McGill

Palliative Care McGill is an interdisciplinary network of clinicians, educators, researchers, allied-health professionals, volunteers and support staff who work together across five teaching hospitals to provide top-quality palliative care, education, and research.

Their website describes in detail the role of palliative care in today’s medical system, its historical development, where it fits into the course of care of patients,  the invaluable role of volunteers and how to access training to become a volunteer.

One of the greatest successes of Palliative Care McGill been hosting the biennial International Congress on Palliative Care.  Founded in 1976 by Dr. Balfour Mount, it is the longest running congress in the field and draws over 1,600 delegates from 56 countries in a wide variety of fields related to palliative care. 


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