Fraser Black, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Fraser Black, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Medical Director, Victoria Hospice
Associate Director, International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (NCTR) Palliative Access Program (PAX)

Skype: frasermblack

Dr. Fraser Black is the Associate Director of the PAX (Palliative Access Program) of the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) and has worked on palliative care initiatives in many countries including Nepal, India, Tanzania and Brazil. He has practiced full time palliative care over the last 12 years providing care to both adults and children. He is currently the Medical Director of Victoria Hospice as well as Consultant with the BC Cancer Agency. He is an Associate Clinical Professor with the University of British Columbia as well as the Island Medical Program at the University of Victoria.

Other Appointments

  • Medical Director, Victoria Hospice, Victoria, Canada, 2007-present
  • Associate Director, Palliative Access Program, International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR)
  • Consultant, Pain and Symptom Management Clinic, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Victoria, Canada
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada

Key Accomplishments

  • Associate Faculty and Mentor, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, 2010-2011
  • Board Member – INCTR Canada (Two Worlds), present
  • Board Member – International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), present
    Collaborator and New Clinical Investigator, Canadian Institutes for Health Research funded: “Overcoming communication barriers in end-of-life & palliative transitions”, 2004-2008
  • Consultant Palliative Care Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia, 1999-2002
  • Palliative Care Physician, Canuck Children’s Hospice, Vancouver, Canada 1997-1998
  • Palliative Care Physician – Canada and Internationally, 1995-present

Education / Honors

  • Fellow, Canadian College of Family Physicians (FCFP), 2006
  • Certification for Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP), 1995
  • Family Medicine Residency, University of Calgary, 1995
  • Medical Degree, University of Calgary, Canada, 1993

Key Publications
Journal articles

  • Purkis ME, Borycki E, Kuziemsky C, Black F, Cloutier-Fisher D, Fox LA, Mackenzie P, Syme A, Tschanz C. Extending the team component of the Latimer ethical decision making model for palliative care. Journal of Healthcare Leadership. 2011(3): 41-52, 2011
  • Kuziemsky CE, Borycki EM, Purkis ME, Black FM, Boyle M, Cloutier-Fisher D, et al. An interdisciplinary team communication framework and its application to healthcare ‘e-teams’ systems design. Interprofessional Practices Team. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 15(9), Sep 2009
  • Lau F, Cloutier-Fisher D, Kuziemsky C, Black F, Downing GM, Borycki E, Ho F.A Systematic Review of Prognostic Tools for Estimating Survival Time in Palliative Care. Journal of Palliative Care, 23 (2): 93-112, 2007
  • Kuziemsky CE, Downing GM, Black FM, Lau F. A Grounded Theory Guided Approach to Palliative Care Systems Design. International Journal of Medical Informatics, Volume 76, Supplement 1, Pages S141-S148, 2007
  • Brown S, Black F, Vaidya P, Shrestha S, Ennals D, Le Baron V. “Palliative Care Development: The Nepal Model”, Journal Pain and Symptom Management, Vol. 33(5), 2007
  • Black F., S. Brown “Palliative Care in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, European Journal of Palliative Care, Vol. 8 (5), 2001


  • Editor, Handbook of Palliative Care, 3rd Edition, Blackwell-Wiley Publisher Expected release fall 2012
  • Co-authored: INCTR Palliative Care Guidelines – Third Edition Published 2006
  • Contributing author, Textbook, Medical Care of the Dying, Fourth Edition, Victoria Hospice Society, 2006
  • Contributing author, Textbook, Medical Care of the Dying, Third Edition, Victoria Hospice Society, 1998


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