Community of Practice for Palliative Care Education (Pall Ed BC)
The Centre has engaged a broad community of practice with palliative care clinicians, researchers, academic and operational leaders to develop, implement and sustain a provincial strategy for palliative care education.
Pall Ed’s Vision
All formal health care providers in BC will be supported to deliver a holistic palliative approach to care for those living with serious life-limiting conditions
With support from BC CPC, the Network will provide structure for collaboration, to build provincial capacity for palliative care provision:
- Promote uptake of a Competency Framework for health care providers to enable a consistent standard of excellence in palliative care in relevant care settings (ex. Residential care, acute, hospice, primary care, and palliative care units)
- Create and maintain an online provincial repository of education resources to address competencies.
- Support the revision of evidence-informed practice guidelines for symptom management.
Integration of a Palliative Approach to Care
Researchers (iPANEL) are partnering with BC-CPC to craft a strategy for uptake of the Palliative Approach to Care throughout BC. Uptake of this approach may impact all care settings and include all patient populations with life-limiting, serious illness.
Palliative approach to care (PAC). The adoption of palliative care principles and adaptation of palliative knowledge and expertise to chronic life-limiting illness. PAC may be incorporated into care by health care providers in a variety of care settings. A palliative approach is characterized by:
- Upstream identification of people with life-limiting illness and their families; addressing their needs based on the knowledge of the life-limiting nature of their illness
- Adaptation of palliative knowledge and expertise to specific patient populations and contexts
- Integration of PAC into systems and models of care that do not specialize in palliative care