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Adaptive Practices: Palliative Care

First Nations, Inuit and Métis People and Families Living with Life-limiting Illness, Loss and Grief


This cluster includes several resources available through the virtual hospice to help meet the needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis patients and families living with life-limiting illness, loss and grief.

Canadian Virtual Hospice: Tools for Practice

Aboriginal Traditions Part 3: Why are There 40 People in the Room?

Accommodating Cultural Diversity

What is Grieving Like for Aboriginal People?

First Nations Teachings: Listening with Eyes, Ears and Heart

Gaps in Palliative Care Capacity in First Nations Communities

Completing the Circle — Healing Words About End-of-Life Spoken to Aboriginal Families: A video for Families (First Nations University) Part 1. Part 2.

Completing the Circle: End-of-Life Care with Aboriginal Families


Previous research suggests that cultural barriers can discourage ethnic minority patients from using services that are based on a palliative care philosophy. Research suggests that aboriginal families in Canada are a group that particularly need these services. This research project acts on the recommendations suggested in the academic literature for cross-cultural end-of-life care. Read more.