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Bereavement supports for the unhoused

An important development in our Bereavement in BC research project is underway: gathering perspectives of frontline workers or volunteers who provide services to people who are unhoused or vulnerably housed in BC. This frontline perspectives study will complement the other investigations in the two-year Bereavement in BC research project (“A provincial evidence-informed approach to supporting …

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TAKING THE LEAD IN A GLOBAL MOVEMENT: BC SYMPOSIUM ON COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES BRINGS TOGETHER INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS AND GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS 

NEWS RELEASE August 5, 2022 NEW WESTMINSTER: As a champion of the compassionate communities movement in British Columbia and beyond, the BC Centre for Palliative Care is please to host All Together: Fostering Resilient Compassionate Communities Through Connection & Inspiration on September 9, 2022. All Together is a hybrid (in person and online) symposium that …

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ECHO: Learning without limits

No matter where you work – urban, rural or remote – keeping your skills current and staying abreast of evidence-based best practices can be a challenge. Taking the time for education and connecting with peers is often the first thing to be cut from a busy schedule. ECHO is an ideal combination of education, peer …

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Partnering for change: a shift in service delivery for BC’s paramedics

At BCCPC, one of our goals is to work with health system partners to advance palliative care practices. Often, improvements are incremental and build over time. Sometimes though, a project can be a catalyst for a major shift in how British Columbians with life-limiting illnesses receive care when they call 911. Our recent partnership with …

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When we discuss palliative care: are we all talking about the same thing?  

As health care professionals, hospice organizations, volunteers, policy makers, individuals, we all think we know what we’re talking about when we discuss palliative care. But do we? When we dig right down to the heart of the matter, are we all talking about the same thing? The truth is, likely not. As research continues to …

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iCAN – ACP project concludes

The national iCAN-ACP study was developed to test ways to improve advance care planning (ACP) conversations between patients, families and health professionals. The aim was to narrow the gap between the care that elderly Canadians living with frailty want and the care that they receive. The study had four project teams focusing on different settings …

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BCCPC is the provincial hub partner for national ECHO project

Helping BC health care providers build capacity to provide a palliative approach to care   In partnership with Pallium Canada, BC Centre for Palliative Care becomes the provincial hub in BC within the National Palliative Care ECHO Project. The federally funded five-year initiative aims to build primary- or generalist-level capacity to provide a palliative care approach in …

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Pediatric Palliative Care Nursing Competencies 

Pediatric health care providers will tell you: children are not just little adults. Even so, clinical competencies for treating children and youth are sometimes simply transposed from adult-focused protocols. And while many valuable competencies do transfer, other components specific to pediatrics are missing. Hospice palliative care nursing competencies in Canada have also followed this trajectory, …

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Now available! Web-based ACP information for South Asian and Chinese communities

The Advance Care Planning (ACP) information and resources on our website have been tailored to BC's Chinese and South Asian communities and are now available in English, Punjabi, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.   By offering public-facing advance care planning information in Punjabi, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, we are able to address the needs …

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