Palliative Institute
Palliative Institute

Promoting excellence in palliative care


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 Alberta 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, policymakers, caregivers and researchers, and to lead informed public conversation about palliative and end-of-life issues.

Palliative Care Stories

 

Talking about death
Monday, May 2, 2022

Death is a difficult topic for many of us to talk about. Now there's a book club to help with this, courtesy of a collaboration between the Palliative Institute and Edmonton Public Library.

Read more

Supporting a grieving loved one
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Grief is messy, complicated and unpredictable and does not fit neatly into ‘stages’. Supporting a grieving loved one means listening to the person and being supportive without trying to ‘fix’ the problem.

Read more

Planning for the unexpected
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Conversations about future health care can be difficult, but they are essential for ensuring people get the kind of care they want during their final days and weeks. Such care not only impacts the patients themselves, but also the loved ones by their side.

Read more

 

News


Palliative Institute brings together renowned international speakers for  Building Compassionate Communities Forum
Wednesday, March 8, 2022

Read more

Advance care planning presentation scheduled for November 23
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Read more

Registration for 32nd Annual Palliative Education and Research Day to open August 30
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Read more

Covenant Health Palliative Institute launches new provincial initiative to promote advance care planning
Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Read more

Events

33rd Annual Palliative Education and Research Day
Monday, October 24, 2022

Read more

Building Compassionate Communities Forum
Saturday, March 19, 2022

Read more