The Palliative Care Early and Systematic (PaCES) Project

Improving quality of life for Albertans with advanced cancer

What is PaCES?

"I will be forever grateful for the many acts of kindness, both big and small — that reassured both of us that we weren't alone, that others cared, and that her life was honoured and respected to its end." — PaCES Patient/Family Advisor, on her mother's journey with cancer

 

PaCES is a province-wide team of researchers and knowledge end-users working together to develop and deliver an early and systematic palliative care pathway for advanced colorectal cancer patients and their families in Alberta. We are funded by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Alberta Health. This knowledge translation project will study methods to adapt and implement evidence-based practices for delivering early and systematic palliative care. We aim to improve patient outcomes and health system inefficiencies, by increasing the number of patients receiving earlier palliative care.

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Our team

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Presentations

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Publications

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Our funders:

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Our partners:

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