Improving End-of-life Communication, Decision-making and Care in Ontario

Improving end-of-life communication, decision-making and care has been identified as a pressing health issue in Ontario, as the increasingly aging and culturally diverse population experiences a growing burden of chronic conditions and complex care needs. This project is designed to inform the development of a comprehensive strategy for end-of-life care that supports communication and decision-making, and improves access to quality palliative care. The evidence brief, the stakeholder dialogue held in September, and the convening of two citizen panels in November will help ensure that healthy individuals plan now so they have a say in their own end-of-life care, and they receive the care that’s right for them.