The Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network (CARENET) is a group of health care professionals from across the country that collaborate with each other to understand and improve palliative and end-of-life care.

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Development and Evaluation of a Family-Partnered Care Pathway for Critically Ill Older Patients

A new CIHR-funded study conducted by CARENET members and researchers at the University of Calgary will develop and evaluate a family-partnered care pathway for critically ill older patients (>70 yrs.) admitted to the intensive care unit. Read more...

 

Educational interventions to train healthcare professionals in end-of-life communication: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Practicing healthcare professionals and graduates exiting training programs are often ill-equipped to facilitate important discussions about end-of-life care with patients and their families. We conducted a systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of educational interventions aimed at providing healthcare professionals with training in end-of-life communication skills, compared to usual curriculum.

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Province Strengthens End-Of-Life Care With $75 Million Investment

As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is promising to invest and additional $75 million over three years to provide patients with more options and access to palliative and end-of-life care.
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Predicting Performance Status 1 Year After Critical Illness in Patients 80 Years or Older: Development of a Multivariable Clinical Prediction Model.

Heyland DK, Stelfox HT, Garland A, Cook D, Dodek P, Kutsogiannis J, Jiang X, Turgeon AF, Day AG; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group and the Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network. Predicting Performance Status 1 Year After Critical Illness in Patients 80 Years or Older: Development of a Multivariable Clinical Prediction Model. Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr 13. 

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