Care Philosophy

Carpenter Hospice volunteer holding the hand of a palliative care residentHospice palliative care providers across Ontario are united in their philosophy of care, values, and principles based on the work of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s Model to Guide Hospice Care (2009). We recognize that when cure is not possible, providing care and comfort is a priority. We realize the value of attending to the emotional, social and spiritual needs along with a person’s physical health care needs. We view each person as having unique hopes, fears, anger, expectations and desires. Our inter-professional teams provide compassionate, supportive, palliative care, which is client-centered, holistic and culturally sensitive.