Original ArticlesDeath Is a Social Justice Issue Perspectives on Equity-Informed Palliative CareReimer-Kirkham, Sheryl PhD, RN; Stajduhar, Kelli PhD, RN; Pauly, Bernie PhD, RN; Giesbrecht, Melissa PhD; Mollison, Ashley MA; McNeil, Ryan PhD; Wallace, Bruce PhDAuthor Information School of Nursing, Trinity Western University, Canada (Dr Reimer-Kirkham); School of Nursing and Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (Drs Stajduhar and Giesbrecht), School of Nursing and Centre for Addictions Research of BC (Dr Pauly), Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (Ms Mollison), and School of Social Work and Centre for Addictions Research of BC (Dr Wallace), University of Victoria, Canada; and British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS & Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada (Dr McNeil). Correspondence: Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1, Canada (Sheryl.Kirkham@twu.ca). This article originates with the Equitable Access to Care for People With Life Limiting Conditions Study team led by Dr Kelli Stajduhar (principal investigator) and is supported by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (MOP 133578). The authors are also members of various research initiatives that inform their contributions to this paper, including the Equity Lens in Public Health Project that is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research. We are grateful to the participants of the Equitable Access to Care for People with Life Limiting Conditions Study and the research team (Kelli Stajduhar, University of Victoria (UVic); Ryan McNeil, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS; Bernadette Pauly, UVic; Bruce Wallace, UVic; Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Trinity Western University; Naheed Dosani, Inner City Health Associates and McMaster University; Caelin Rose, Victoria Hospice; Danica Gleave, Cool Aid Community Health Centre and Palliative Outreach Resource Team (PORT); Kristen Kvakic, AIDS Vancouver Island and PORT; Caite Meagher, Cool Aid Community Health Centre and PORT; Grey Showler, Cool Aid Community Health Centre and PORT; Ashley Mollison, UVic; Taylor Teal, UVic; Carolyn Showler, UVic; and Kelsey Rounds, UVic). We thank our Advisory Group composed of member organizations of the Palliative Outreach Resource Team (PORT) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We thank the presenters, panelists, facilitators, and generous contributors who made the PORT in the Storm workshop possible, including The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Victoria Commandery, Victoria Hospice, PORT, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless (PEACH), AIDS Vancouver Island, Victoria Cool Aid Society, the Initiative for a Palliative Approach in Nursing: Evidence and Leadership (iPanel; www.ipanel.ca), and the UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: October/December 2016 - Volume 39 - Issue 4 - p 293-307 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000146 Buy Metrics Abstract All too often, palliative care services are not responsive to the needs of those who are doubly vulnerable, being that they are both in need of palliative care services and experiencing deficits in the social determinants of health that result in complex, intersecting health and social concerns. In this article, we argue for a reorientation of palliative care to explicitly integrate the premises of health equity. We articulate the philosophical, theoretical, and empirical scaffolding required for equity-informed palliative care and draw on a current study to illustrate such an approach to the care of people who experience structural vulnerabilities. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.