Palliative and end-of-life care

On the North Shore, palliative care is provided at home, in a CISSS facility (hospitalization and CHSLD) or in one of the two palliative care facilities: /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextLa Vallée des Roseaux in Baie-Comeau and /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextL'Élyme des Sables in Sept-Îles. The care provided focuses on bringing comfort and relieving pain. A special place is given to the families while they accompany their relatives.

Démarre le chargement du fichierProgramme clinique de soins palliatifs et de fin de vie (in French)

Elsewhere, /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextmaison André Gratton (Montréal) provides pediatric palliative care.

Home palliative care

A team of professionals goes to the person’s home to assist the person in end of life, while supporting their relatives:

  • Comfort care, support and assistance;
  • Pain management and medication;
  • Psychosocial support;
  • Equipment loan;
  • Professional services: nutrition, occupational therapy, etc.

Les Escoumins: 418 233-2931, ext. 232279
Forestville: 418 587-2212, ext. 212238
Sacré-Coeur : 418 236-4637
Baie-Comeau: 418 296-2572, ext. 0 (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Port-Cartier: 418 766-2572, ext. 443347
Havre-Saint-Pierre: 418 538-2212, ext. 542419
Blanc-Sablon: 418 461-2144, ext. 611414
Fermont: 418 287-5461, ext. 712229

Palliative care coordinator nurse

A palliative care coordinator nurse meets the palliative care user’s needs to ensure coordination and continuity of the care and services provided to the person in end of life. Therefore, they ease the transition between the different care environments and services.

Medical aid in dying

Sometimes, despite the palliative care and assistance offered to persons in end of life, the pain cannot be relieved with satisfaction. For a person who considers all other options to be unsatisfactory, and who wishes to die instead of continuing to suffer, medical aid in dying may then be an option.

For more information read the Démarre le chargement du fichierleaflet about medical aid in dying or consult the /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/ website.

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextOther documents regarding end-of-life care (in French)

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