For the next four years, an Island Health palliative care physician will participate in a national research project.
Dr. Leah MacDonald says the project aims to improve the quality of life for individuals who live in long-term care settings.

She says she hopes the study will help staff in residential care homes increase their confidence and competence when it comes to pain management….

She says she’s also hoping residents and their families can be better prepared to understand the journey ahead.