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Lessons and Opportunities for Virtual Care in Post-Pandemic Palliative Home Care (en anglais)

Association canadienne de soins et services a domicile

November 14, 2023, 12–1 p.m. EST

The use of virtual technologies in home care is helping to increase access to palliative and end-of-life supports in urban, rural and remote homes across the country. For providers, virtual care offers an ideal way to balance the enormous demands for specialized palliative care and limited number of skilled teams. For the 80% of individuals who wish to remain at home, virtual opportunities need to complement and not replace in-person care by offering convenience and the ability to address the challenges managing advanced illness at home in a timely manner.
In support of Digital Health Week in Canada, this Palliative Care ECHO session will feature the Canadian Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Competency Framework’s domain of Virtual Care. The findings of a national study exploring the experiences of patients, families and healthcare providers with virtual care and provides recommendations for home care about how to best support people receiving home-based palliative care will be shared.


  • Dr. Jessica Simon
    Palliative Care Physician Professor in the Department of Oncology Division
    Head for the Division of Palliative Medicine
    University of Calgary, Alberta