End of Life Care and the Cost of Neglect

Friday, April 22, 2022 |7:30 p.m EST | In person on campus and Live Streamed


About the Lecture

In the early 1990s, Dr. Jose Pereira encountered a patient who asked for relief from severe pain caused by his incurable cancer. That encounter led Dr. Pereira to embark on a career in palliative care and later inspired him to co-found Pallium Canada, which trains health care professionals in palliative care. Through workshops, web sites, pocketbooks, and apps, Pallium has trained thousands of Canadian health care workers. Its reach is international. Despite these successes, Dr. Pereira argues, there remain serious gaps in our patchwork system–gaps that leave too many Canadians without access to palliative care. In this lecture, Dr. Pereira discusses how we might end the cost of this neglect.


About the Speaker

Jose Pereira
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Dr. Jose Pereira
is Professor and Director of the Division of Palliative Care in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. A pioneer in palliative care, he has initiated several clinical, education and research programs across Canada and internationally. In 2000, he co-founded Pallium Canada, a non-profit foundation that trains health care professionals in core palliative care competencies and promotes Compassionate Communities. He has published extensively, with over 100 peer-reviewed publications, chapters and books, including the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook. In recognition of his work, he has received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 along with many other honours.


Friday, April 22, 2022 - 7:30pm
Vanstone Lecture Hall, St. Jerome's University Academic Centre 
Complimentary parking - accessible.

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