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Welcome to 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 eight teaching hospitals and two hospices to provide top-quality palliative care, education, and research.

The Mission of Palliative Care McGill is to improve the field of palliative care and enable persons with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses and their families to live with optimal quality of life. Palliative Care McGill aims to achieve these objectives by becoming a center for academic excellence through the following four axes:

  1.  Interdisciplinary research
  2.  Interdisciplinary education 
  3.  Support to social policy development and community outreach
  4.  International collaboration  


Council on Palliative Care

The Council on Palliative Care is a non-profit community-based organization focused on increasing public awareness of and support for palliative care, as well as its availability within and beyond the McGill community.

Led by co-chairs smobrien [at] (Suzanne O'Brien) and johnsanford [at] (John Sanford), the Council works in close collaboration with Palliative Care McGill in training palliative care volunteers, educating family caregivers, hosting the annual Goldberg lecture and David Bourke Memorial lecture, and enriching the International Congress on Palliative Care.                             


Volunteering in palliative care is a uniquely rewarding experience. As members of the palliative care team, volunteers are given the opportunity to accompany patients at the end of life and their families within the supportive environment of an experienced interdisciplinary team.

To become a palliative care volunteer, a mandatory training session must be completed.

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What's New

Access 50+ videos and presentations from the McGill International Congress on Palliative Care 2022 and check out any talks you may have missed.

Great news! The Balfour Mount Palliative Care Unit officially re-opened on D9 North at the MUHC with 12 beds (August 14, 2023). PDF icon See attached complete article.PDF icon Voir ci-joint l'article complet.

Dr. Kathryn Mannix, author of With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial, was invited to speak at the Jewish General Hospital on Tuesday, September 19. To watch her lecture, Forgotten Wisdom: reclaiming public understanding of dying, please click here. 






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