The Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) at the University of Toronto was officially launched Oct. 6 at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, its home base.
The aim is to generate knowledge and debate to inform public policy, health care delivery and clinical practice, and to diminish stigma and barriers to access of psychosocial and palliative care for those with life-threatening and advanced disease.
The Global Institute for Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) brings together a diverse group of experts from across Toronto and around the world. It will generate research to underpin public policy and health systems, and to help clinicians deliver more effective and culturally sensitive care.
The institute will also educate a new generation of experts and researchers, as well as the public, on issues in palliative and end-of-life care.
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