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The Serious Illness Conversation Guide (SICG) is a powerful communication tool for health care providers when talking to patients facing a life-limiting illness. However, when it was presented to nurses working in First Nations communities, it was not seen as culturally safe. BCCPC and FNHA have collaborated to create a video for health care professionals providing guidance on preparing for and having a serious illness conversation with people from First Nations communities.

Serious Illness Conversation Guide – Adapted Version (5:16)

(April 2020 draft) Draft criteria for Populations at Higher Risk for Severe Illness with COVID-19. Developed by the BC-CPC.

Toolkit to support HCPs in having conversations with patients at high risk for serious complications of COVID-19

Serious Illness Conversations - doctor patient speaking

Training for facilitators and health-care providers

SIC white paper image

White paper by BCCPC on lessons learned from implementing the Serious Illness Conversation training program

SIC Guide version 3. Developed by Ariadne Labs

Adapted version by First Nations Health Authority and the BC Centre for Palliative Care to reflect cultural safety. The process for adaptation is described in this article. And this video (5:16) will help health care providers to prepare for and have SIC with people from First Nations communities.


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