As our province faces an aging population and the country’s highest cancer rates, the need for evidence-based palliative care is paramount.
With the establishment of an Endowed Chair in Palliative Care, the QEII Health Sciences Centre has the game-changing opportunity to build upon these findings, be at the forefront of national palliative care research and to activate evidence-based breakthroughs in the delivery of palliative care.
Funded by a community of donors, like the J & W Murphy Foundation, endowed chairs at the QEII are world-renowned experts in their field who are appointed for a five-year term. These endowment funds are invested permanently, where only the interest from the investment is used to fund the long-term research position in perpetuity.
The QEII Foundation is currently on a $4-million campaign – of which the J & W Murphy Foundation has donated $3-million – to complete funding for the Endowed Chair in Palliative Care. Once the campaign is complete and the position is recruited, the Endowed Chair in Palliative Care will be crossed-appointed at the QEII, NSHA and Dalhousie University. At its heart, the Endowed Chair in Palliative Care will be dedicated to leading palliative care research at the QEII and, ultimately, translating evidence-based findings into best practices, policies and training that will be adopted here at home — and both nationally and internationally.
Your support is needed to complete funding for this research leader, who will evaluate current practice and provide our loved ones with the best possible options in the future.
How we live each day, especially our final days, matters most – and, at some point, all of us will be touched by palliative care. Your gift – no matter the size – will bring us one step closer to fully funding an Endowed Chair in Palliative Care and activating groundbreaking research today at the QEII.