Accessing Evidence-Informed Palliative Care Resources
As palliative healthcare providers, having access to evidence-informed resources is critical for several reasons:
- Ensuring high-quality care: Evidence-informed resources enable healthcare providers to provide the most up-to-date and effective care to their patients. This ensures that patients receive the best possible care, which can improve their quality of life, manage symptoms, and reduce suffering.
- Enhancing decision-making: Evidence-informed resources provide healthcare providers with a basis for making informed decisions about patient care. This can help providers choose the most appropriate interventions and treatments and avoid potentially harmful or ineffective treatments.
- Supporting patient and family education: Palliative care often involves complex medical and social issues, and patients and their families may have many questions and concerns. Evidence-informed resources can help providers answer these questions and provide education about disease processes, treatment options, and end-of-life care.
- Enhancing communication and collaboration: Evidence-informed resources can help facilitate communication and collaboration between healthcare providers, patients, and their families. By providing a common basis for understanding, these resources can help ensure that everyone is on the same page and working together towards the best possible outcomes.
Overall, access to evidence-informed resources is essential for providing high-quality palliative care that is patient-centered, effective, and compassionate. Virtual information hubs can be accessed nearly anywhere at any time and can be vital resources for palliative healthcare providers.
We recommend these excellent virtual resources:
- Canadian Virtual Hospice
- Ontario Palliative Care Network
- Health Quality Ontario
- HPC Consultation Services
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