The need for palliative care services for First Nations people is increasing due to an aging population and the high burden of chronic and terminal diseases amongst this population. Many First Nations people want the opportunity to die in the communities where they have lived all of their lives; however people in First Nations communities have limited access to culturally relevant and formalized palliative care programs. Providing equitable access to health services for all Canadians is a compelling social obligation that includes developing accessible palliative care programs for First Nations people.
This page is part of the Indigenous Health and Well-being Guide.
The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides 19 videos on the various aspects of the end of life from indigenous perspectives.
Topics in this playlist include: