Creating a Positive Public and Policy Environment for Hospice Palliative Care in Canada
The goal of the Living Lessons® campaign is to create a public policy environment that recognizes and supports end-of-life care as an integral component of Canada's health care system.
In a supportive environment, health care policies, funding at governmental, community and individual levels, and increased public support will increase demand and access to hospice palliative care services in Canada.
This will be achieved through the collaborative and inclusive development and implementation of a long-term strategy that will leverage quality of life, health economic and psychosocial arguments. Focus needs to be on collective outcomes and the urgent need to foster and enhance societal change.