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This week's reflection

This week's reflection

Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Palliative care services & information

Covenant palliative care services

Covenant sites

Please go to for access to palliative care services in your area. The Covenant sites listed below are all accessed through your local services.

Covenant Health Palliative Consult Team

The Covenant Health Palliative Consult Team provides support to the Grey Nuns and Misericordia Community Hospitals and Villa Caritas palliative care teams. Created in January 2017, the Covenant Health Palliative Consult Team is a team of Palliative Care Physicians, a Nurse Practitioner and RN Nurse Consultants who provide assistance with symptom management, psychosocial and spiritual care support and discharge options, including hospice and tertiary palliative care unit assessments and referrals.

A referral from the attending physician or Nurse Practitioner is required. Non-urgent referrals are made by emailing the The attending physician or Nurse Practitioner may phone the hospital switchboard for urgent 24/7 consult requests. Referrals no longer go through Community Care Access or the Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Community Consult Team (formerly known as the Regional Palliative Care Program, RPCP).

Information & services in Alberta

* ‘Hospice palliative care’ is the same as ‘palliative care’, i.e. both terms are used to refer to the same thing, this specific approach to care. However, some people use hospice palliative care to describe care that is offered in the community rather than in (acute care) hospitals.