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Alberta launches website for palliative and end-of-life care

Albertans now have information about palliative care and end-of-life care at their fingertips with the launch of a new provincial online resource.


May 19, 2015
By Massage Therapy Canada staff

The new website, MyHealth.Alberta.ca/Palliative-Care, gathers evidence-based
information for patients, families and health care providers. The
website includes:
•    an introduction and overview of palliative and end-of-life care for patients, families and health care providers.
•    a search function for services and programs.
•    symptom management tips for patients and families.
•    content developed specifically for newborns, children and youth.

An
up-to-date calendar will provide details about upcoming courses, events
and conferences related to palliative and end-of-life care, as well as
information on new provincial initiatives.

“We’re really happy to
be able to share this information with Albertans,” said Dr. James
Silvius, medical director, Seniors Health, Community Seniors Addictions
and Mental Health for Alberta Health Services (AHS). “There was an
enormous amount of collaboration and effort that went into the
development of this important resource.”

AHS’ provincial
Palliative and End-of-Life Care team partnered with MyHealth.Alberta.ca
to develop the resource and conducted extensive consultation with
palliative experts and public representatives from across the province
to ensure the health information is current, easy to understand and
written for Albertans. The website was built for mobile devices and
includes the same features and information as the full site but adapts
for easy viewing on cellphones and tablets.

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This is the first of a series of health topics to be expanded upon on MyHealth.Alberta.ca.

Alberta
Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for
planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four
million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide
a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and
sustainable for all Albertans.


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