Our "EPEC" journey across Canada to improve palliative care for children with cancer

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2016/07/27 20:18

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 Principles of paediatric palliative care can and should be incorporated from the time of diagnosis of childhood cancer, concurrent with curative treatments, rather than only being provided as an alternative to those treatments at the end of life. As part of a larger national project funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer to enhance provision of palliative care, we assessed the quality of palliative care provided to children with cancer and their families. In this session we will provide an overview of the larger project as well as the details of what is going well and areas for improvement in palliative care currently provided for children with cancer. 

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Kimberley Widger RN PhD CHPCN(C)

Dr. Kimberly Widger is an Assistant Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and a Nursing Research Associate with the Paediatric Advanced Care Team at the Hospital for Sick Children. Her research is focused on enhancing the quality of palliative care for children and their families.







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Adam Rapoport MD FRCP(C) MHSc

Dr. Adam Rapoport is the Medical Director of the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at the Hospital for Sick Children and of Emily’s House Children’s Hospice in Toronto. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Family & Community Medicine, at the University of Toronto.

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Created by Ann Watkins on 2016/04/28 16:34