A more integrated approach to palliative care in the community shifts hospice palliative care from being a specialized service available to the few to a more general integrated service available to people with life-limiting conditions in all settings where they live and receive care. The innovative models explored in this discussion document may vary by care setting (e.g., primary care, long-term care homes) and geographical focus (e.g., urban, rural, etc.), yet all share common elements that make them successful and transferrable to the Canadian context.
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