Live well - Die well - Nurse well

What's Happening

September 29th: October webinar upcoming, please see our webinar page to register for the session with Canadian Virtual Hospice HERE

September 8th: Holly Prince has presented some amazing new content on cultural safety in palliative care and grief for indigenous communities. It is now available through the Canadian Virtual Hospice Learning hub. Please see the members only page for a recording of Holly's webinar. Our members have told us it is a rich and informative webinar they feel they will use in their daily practice. 

September 5th: To promote the dissemination of nursing scholarship in the area of palliative care, CPCNA is launching a Monthly Feature Article: view here. The articles featured are open access, meaning they are available for free to everyone, no subscriptions are needed. September's inaugural feature article is in honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This is a beautiful piece of reflective scholarship that challenges some deeply ingrained ideas about the nurse-patient relationship. Enjoy! 

August 30th: October and November Webinars available for registration. We added our previous members of Board of Directors onto our Board of Directors page. 

August 26: CNA research opportunity: Be part of the conversation to help family caregivers across Canada: Click to see the info on upcoming webinars

August 8th: September Webinar posted and open for registration. Date changed from September 14th to September 8th.

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Click here to submit an announcement that you would like to be considered to be posted. Content should be specific to palliative care with a national lens of benefit and interest. We would be happy to hear from you!



2022 CPCNA Leadership Award

The CPCNA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Cheri Purpur RN, CHPCN(C) from Alberta is the recipient of the CPCNA 2022 Leadership Award! 

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CPCNA 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

The CPCNA Board of Directors is pleased to announce Julia Johnston RN-EC, BScN, MN, NP CHPCN(C) from Ontario as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award! 

"How people die lives in the memories of those who live on."


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Benefits of Membership

  • keep current on what is happening in palliative care in Canada

  • access members only privileges

  • attend CPCNA conferences at a discount rate

  • access to select past webinars on your schedule ( up to 90 days after the event)

  • enjoy the rewards of professional growth and development as you network with palliative care nurses from across Canada

  • help ensure equitable, quality access to palliative care

  • strengthen the competence and confidence of all nurses to integrate a palliative approach and/or provide specialized palliative care through education and advocacy

  • serve on committees to develop national palliative care standards and competencies;

  • help with certification and specialization

  • contribute to research in the field of palliative care and palliative care nursing

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