For close to 20 years, the CREGÉS has developed specific expertise aimed at developing and sharing knowledge related to the best practices in palliative care.
Research projects that support the development of leading practices in this area of expertise draw upon a psychosocial approach which takes into account, among others, physical, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural, identity and relational needs. This work values the recognition of the growing psychosocial needs of seniors, in the final stage of life, and of their relatives, both during illness and during bereavement.
The CREGÉS organizes and promotes various activities and projects (e.g.: scientific publications, programs, guides and tools, etc.) on diverse themes like the identification of needs specific to seniors in the final stage of life as well as their relatives', accessibility of palliative care, improving practices of professionals and volunteers providing palliative and end-of-life care at home, representations of death, a "good death," and more.
Information: Patrick Durivage, Coordinator, Domain of Expertise in Palliative Care, CREGÉS, CIUSSS West-Central Montréal
Interactive workshops for families caring for someone living with serious illness
A series of 10 free interactive workshops on this subject was offered in French and English by CREGÉS experts.
Poster: Mourir chez soi au Québec: entre souhaits, échos du terrain et conditions de possibilité (in French)
Poster presented at the Congrès de la Société Française d'Accompagnement et de soins Palliatifs (SFAP)
To reach the authors of the poster:
This community of practice is an independent initiative coordinated by Patrick Durivage, coordinator of the Domain of Expertise in Palliative Care. The page was created in 2016 to respond to the reality that many practitioners are isolated in their professional practice. Its aim is for them to use this space to exchange information with one another and reflect on their practice.
Les soins palliatifs et l'aide médicale à mourir pour personnes souffrant d'une maladie pulmonaire (in French)
Presentation by Patrick Durivage, Coordinator of the Domain of Expertise in Palliative Care, CREGÉS
April 4, 2023