End-of-life options

Programs and services for patients who require palliative care, end-of-life care, or medical assistance in dying.

Palliative care

Palliative care provides support, care and advanced planning to help improve the comfort and quality of life for individuals and families facing a life-limiting and incurable illness.

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End-of-life care

End-of-life care is provided in the last few days or weeks of life to manage pain and symptoms and provide grief support.

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Medical assistance in dying

Medical assistance in dying occurs when a physician or nurse practitioner provides or administers medication that intentionally brings about the death of a qualifying patient who requests it, in compliance with legislation.

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