Covenant Health

Covenant Health Palliative Institute

The Palliative Institute is committed to alleviating suffering for patients and their families by supporting excellence in palliative and end-of-life care.

Covenant Health launched the Palliative Institute in October 2012, envisioning a future where every Albertan can make informed choices about their palliative and end-of-life care and where caregivers have the knowledge, expertise and resources to support them. It is the Institute`s role to serve as a knowledge broker and problem solver for patients and families, clinicians, policy makers, caregivers and researchers; and to lead informed public conversation about palliative and end-of-life issues.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is person and family centred care that optimizes quality of life, alleviates pain and reduces symptoms throughout the person’s life-limiting illness.

See also MyHealth.Alberta.ca overview for more information.

What is an institute?

An organizational entity that was created for a specific purpose. Our institute’s mission is to alleviate suffering for patients and their families by supporting excellence in palliative and end-of-life care. We do this through research, education, clinical support, policy and community engagement.