Regional Engagement and Feedback
Regional engagement and feedback
To enable a common assessment of the current state of palliative care in our region themes and attributes of high-functioning models from around the world and across Canada were identified based on a review of key documents:
- Declaration of Partnership and Commitment to Action
- The Way Forward - Innovative Models of Hospice Palliative Care
- South East RPCN: Taking Stock 1.0
- South East LHIN IHSP 4
These themes and attributes formed a draft evidence-informed model of palliative care which was provided to regional stakeholders for input. Tthe final version of the Evidence-Informed Model of Palliative Care was endorsed by the Regional Palliative Care Network and the South East LHIN. Given that there is work yet to be done and new perspectives to be captured over time, this model is considered to be evolving. Evidence-informed model of palliative care (PDF).
Taking Stock 2.0
Palliative care leaders across Southeastern Ontario were invited by the South East Regional Palliative Care Network (South East RPCN), to participate in an event held in Kingston, Ontario on Wednesday, March 27, 2017. Fifty four palliative care leaders spent the day co-designing the next palliative care work plan. The goal was to create a plan that builds on existing strengths and improves access to integrated, high-quality palliative care for patients and families.
The focus of the Taking Stock 2.0 event was to identify the priorities for focus in the next regional work plan by looking at successes, gaps and opportunities at a sub-regional level.
Taking Stock 1.0
This report details the outcomes of the South East LHIN Hospice Palliative Care Steering Committee’s Taking Stock event held on June 20, 2016. This was the first engagement with palliative care stakeholders in the region and the feedback from this working session informed the palliative care work plan.
As part of collecting feedback to inform the work plan, there was broad engagement with community stakeholders. This included group meetings with both the Francophone and First Nations, Inuit and Métis community. There are two reports to share that provide an overview of these meetings and the feedback provided:
- Talking Circle report – the FNIM perspective (draft in circulation)
- Integration of the Francophone Perspective
The Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) facilitated the planning and organizing of A Search of Solutions: A Gathering on Palliative and End-of-Life Care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples held in Toronto in November of 2016. This report provides a summary of the symposium, highlights emerging themes, and outlines recommendations in policy, education and practice, and research to improve access to palliative and end of life care for FNIM peoples. The report can be accessed here.