Palliative Approaches to Care

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2021 award winners

Three researchers supervised by Dr. Kelli Stajduhar win prestigious awards.

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Community grant supports comfort kit project

The ePAC collaborative is incredibly grateful to have been one of eight community grant recipients.

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CIHR funds new palliative study

New study aims to expand our understanding of the non-traditional caregiver experience.

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Learn about our research

See all of our current research projects.

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PORT team

PORT team launches

Palliative Approaches research leads to new program provides mobile end-of-life support to people in poverty.

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Meet the team

Learn more about the UVic-based Palliative Approaches team.

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Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging and Community Health

Supporting patients and families throughout serious, advancing illness

Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging and Community Health is a research group housed at the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, led by research affiliate and professor in the School of Nursing, Dr. Kelli Stajduhar.

Our goal is to find ways to improve care for people with chronic, advancing life-limiting illness; family members, informal caregivers and support people; and people who experience structural vulnerabilities and inequitable access to health care services.

In our research we partner with health care providers, managers, administrators and policy makers in the health care system; with researchers from the University of Victoria and other Canadian and international universities; and community organizations.


Kelli Stajduhar’s internationally renowned work in palliative care is based on a simple premise: everyone should die with dignity. Her research is particularly important for people who have been marginalized in society, and whose experiences in health care have been marred by distrust and stigma.