The Quebec Network of Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (RQSPAL) is an organization comprising nearly 300 university and college researchers, students, professionals, healthcare and social services workers, research personnel, decision-makers, and citizens, coming almost entirely from the province of Quebec, to enhance research capacity in palliative and end-of-life care (PEOLC).

Established in May 2017, RQSPAL fosters the development of PEOLC research through the advancement of knowledge and practices, as well as knowledge mobilization. It has supported the research aspect of the implementation of the Palliative and End-of-Life Care Development Plan (2015-2020) by the Ministry of Health and Social Services and is currently supporting the 2020-2025 Action Plan – For Equitable Access to Quality Palliative and End-of-Life Care. Ultimately, RQSPAL aims to contribute to equitable access to quality and appropriate PEOLC in the care or living environment chosen by the individual and their loved ones.

RQSPAL is the largest PEOLC research consortium in Canada, with a total of 78 regular members, 88 partner members, and nearly 150 student members.

For more information, explore the overview of PEOLC research (only in French). You can also consult the RQSPAL Charter (only in French).

Le RQSPAL est soutenu financièrement par le Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé.