Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Palliative Care Nurses Interest Group (PCNIG)

Palliative Care Nurses Interest Group (PCNIG)

Cost of Interest Group: $30; free for undergraduate nursing students

Objectives of PCNIG

  1. To be the provincial voice of nurses working in palliative care in Ontario
  2. To promote palliative care as a specialty and lobby for all aspects of palliative care e.g. bereavement
  3. To promote nursing in palliative care
  4. To raise awareness about palliative care and dispel myths associated with palliative care, through the activities of the group
  5. To collaborate with the RNAO to aid in the development of guidelines and standards through the promotion of the domains of practice (CHPCA Model)
  6. To collaborate with provincial associated bodies: Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and the provincial Palliative Care Networks on common issues related to palliative care where a strong united voice is required.
  7. To support the national association CHPCA (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) Nurses Interest Group in their vision and mission
  8. To act as a road map and networking opportunities for nurses seeking a career, education, research or mentorship in palliative care

Immediate Past President – Lesley Hirst
President – Kim Rogers
Treasurer – Nisha Sutherland
Communications and Membership co-chairs – Michael Reid and Yessica Rivera Belsham
Student Representative – Yessica Rivera Belsham

Positions vacant (Applications are welcome):
President Elect
Political and Policy officer


If you are interested in becoming part of the executive please email the executive to receive an application/nomination form.

To download a copy of the Position Statement on Sedation in Palliative Care please access the website link tab.