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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Measuring engagement in advance care planning: a cross-sectional multicentre feasibility study

  1. Objective: To assess the feasibility, acceptability and clinical sensibility of a novel survey, the advance care planning (ACP) Engagement Survey, in various healthcare settings. See the article on BMJ Open. 

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 a synopsis of the project.

Read about an ICU nurse's first hand experience with family-centred care in the ICU. 

 

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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Personal Stories

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