A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) Endorsed in 2003,

2003; Endorsement renewed 2012
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

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Since the discovery of penicillin in the 1940s, the experience of illness has been changing. Modern medicine has been very successful fighting disease, other conditions, and aging. In the 21st century, people are living with illness for much longer than ever before. Today, they must deal with many complex issues: How can they get relief from their symptoms? How can they carry on with life as they have known it? How will the illness affect their roles and relationships? What can be done to change the illness experience? How can they restore or maintain their capacity for meaningful and valuable experiences that give quality to their lives?

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