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Sunnybrook Ethics Centre: Ethics Pocket Tool Ethics at the End of Life The World Health Organization provides the following definition for ethics: Ethics is concerned with moral principles, values and standards of conduct. The field of health and health care raises numerous ethical concerns, related to, for example, health care delivery, professional integrity, data handling, […]

Standards and Norms of Practice

Background The practice of hospice palliative care is relatively young. In Canada, it began in the 1970s and has evolved rapidly. The term “hospice palliative care” was coined to recognize the convergence of hospice and palliative care into one movement that has the same principles and norms of practice. In a consensus-building process led by […]