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This week's reflection

This week's reflection

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.

John Updike

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 aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families who are faced with a life-threatening 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.