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"You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life"

Dame Cicely Saunders (1918 - 2005): social worker, nurse, physician, and mother of the hospice movement.


Palliative Care addresses the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual or existential needs of patients and families who are living with a life-limiting illness.  This holistic approach to care draws on the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and trained volunteers.

Palliative Care McGill's multidisciplinary teams provide a range of services in a variety of settings including outpatient day clinics and in-hospital palliative care units.  For further information, please refer to the site-specific descriptions available through the menu options on the left side of this page.

WHO Definition of Palliative Care

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