Work in this field of expertise takes place in the context of a discussion in Quebec over “dying with dignity” and the adoption of a legal framework for end of life care in Quebec and Canada. Researcher members of SHERPA and research and clinical practitioners look at end of life accompaniment in a multi-ethnic context and, more generally, death and bereavement.
How do people who are sick, and their loved ones, experience end of life and death? How do end of life trajectories unfold, what conflicts and negotiations do they involve, within families (local and transnational), between families and healthcare workers? The research projects within this field of expertise attempt to respond to these questions.