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Paramedics providing palliative care: Understanding family as the first responders

Eighty percent of Canadians choose home as their preferred place of death. (1) However, only about 30% have their wish granted. (2) Regardless of where they die, people facing progressive life-limiting illnesses spend many of their declining months at home. The typical phenotype of a person being cared for at home has one or more advanced non-curable conditions, wants to avoid the ER or hospitalizations, and is being cared for by their informal care team, ‘their family.’ Over the years, … Read More