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Palliative Care


BCPRA, in close collaboration with palliative care colleagues/programs in the geographic health authorities rely on research, evaluation and quality improvement projects to provide evidence-based guidance to support implementation of a provincial palliative care strategy.

Publications and Presentations


  • Carson RC, Bernacki R. (2017). Is the End in Sight for the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Approach to Advance Care Planning? Clin J Am Soc Nephrol.12(3):380-381.
  • Forzley B, Chiu H, Djurdjev O, Carson R, Hargrove G, Martinusen, D, Karim M. (2017). A survey of Canadian nephrologists assessing prognostication in end-stage renal disease. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
  • Forzley B, Lee E, Chiu H, Djurdjev O, Martinusen D, Carson R, Hargrove G, Levin A, Karim M. (2017). External validation and clinical utility of prediction model for 6-month mortality in patients undergoing hemodialysis for end-stage kidney disease. Palliative medicine.
  • Kangro, K, Duncan, J. (2015). Integrating a Palliative Approach into Chronic Disease Management. Journal of Palliative Care, 31(3), 203-203
  • Werb R. Palliative care in the treatment of end-stage renal failure. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. Palliative Care. Guest editor Serife Eti, MD. 2011 Jun; 38(2):299-309



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