Achieving quality palliative care in Canada

The story of the beginnings of palliative care in Canada through the eyes of two palliative care pioneers, Dr. Balfour Mount and Senator Sharon Carstairs (retired)

December 5, 2011 | by Derek Miedema , Researcher, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
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  1. Statistics Canada. (2011). Annual demographic estimates: Canada, provinces and territories. Cat. No. 91-215-X, Chart 2.2. Retrieved October 20, 2011 from
  2. The Canadian Institute of Health Information estimates, based on estimates from the four western Canadian provinces, that roughly 16 per cent of Canadians have access to quality care services. See table 8: