New palliative care report: Too little, too late

November 2, 2018

Too little, too late: How we fail vulnerable Canadians as they die and what to do about it

Access to palliative care is not universally funded and challenging to access for many Canadians, particulary those facing socioeconomic diffculties such as poverty and homelessness. Led by Dr. Stajduhar and co-investigated by ICHA Lead Palliative Care Physician Naheed Dosani, the report is the culmination of a 2-year period, with 300 hours spent with 25 homeless/vulnerably housed persons in Victoria and over 150 interviews conducted.

For the full report, see:
https://www.uvic.ca/research/groups/peol/home/news/current/final-project-report-released.php

For recent media on it, see:
1. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/study-finds-homeless-vulnerable-finally-get-care-when-at-death-s-door-1.4159174#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=mRvIkGO
2. https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/11/01/university-of-victoria-study-finds-homeless-vulnerable-finally-get-care-when-at-deaths-door.html