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

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.

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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.

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The changing face of palliative care
Monday, May 7, 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all areas of health care, it has also served as a catalyst for conversations about serious illnesses and how best to treat people.

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

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

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

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

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