Health Care Professional Research

Under the direction of the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition (QELCCC) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), The Way Forward commissioned Ipsos Reid to conduct a research program with the main objective of exploring and defining how family/general physicians, nurses and other health professionals currently handle approaching palliative care with their patients. The initial qualitative research included focus groups in three urban centres (Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and ideation sessions in rural regions (rural east, rural north, and rural west).

The first quantitative phase research involved a survey among general practitioners/family physicians in Canada, as well as nurses/nurse practitioners in Canada working in primary care. 

A second quantitative phase involved conducting a survey among oncologists in Ontario and Quebec, and nurses working in oncology in Ontario and Quebec who belong to the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO).