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Breaking news: Canadian Palliative Care Nursing Association launches in January 2021

Palliative care nursing in Canada has a new champion. Launching this month, the newly formed Canadian Palliative Care Nursing Association (CPCNA) is dedicated to improving palliative care across Canada through nursing education, advocacy, collaborative partnerships and research. Our Director of Strategic Initiatives, Kathleen Yue, has served on the inaugural board with other leaders and educators …

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Health Care Assistants and Leaders: Tools for thriving in COVID-19

With the highest number of COVID cases occurring in long-term care facilities and among seniors in general, Health Care Assistants (HCAs), along with their leaders and educators are some of the hardest-hit health professionals out there. As part of our continuing efforts to support HCAs during these challenging times, we’ve repurposed our Stories of the …

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Partnership opportunity: Advance Care Planning for people with dementia grant

We’re looking for community organizations to partner with us to implement and evaluate Advance Care Planning activities tailored for people in the early stages of dementia, as well as their family and friends caregivers. This phase of the implementation and evaluation partnership offers a $2000 grant to cover expenses and will run from March to …

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A searchable library for successfully surfing the next COVID wave

As another, even bigger, wave of COVID-19 infections arrives in BC, health-care providers are bracing for a long, stressful winter. Our easy to use, searchable COVID-19 resource library offers valuable information and tools in sizes perfect for health-care providers on the go. You can search by audience, topic, location and resource type, so you’ll find …

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Training day(s)

Autumn 2020 has been a busy time for Advance Care Planning (ACP) community training for BCCPC. The team is training community organizations and volunteers to deliver and facilitate My wishes, My Care ACP information sessions to the public. The facilitators are trained to deliver these sessions in English, Punjabi, Mandarin or Cantonese.  In addition, the …

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Putting things in order: Prioritizing ACP Barriers and Facilitators with BC Community-based Organizations

For those in the know, the benefits of Advance Care Planning (ACP) are clear, yet rates of ACP uptake in BC remain low. In a new study by BCCPC, medical student Ellie Siden asked community organizations to prioritize the barriers and facilitators for public engagement in ACP. Here is some background on the project; join …

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Measuring compassionate community action: A webinar to help you evaluate your impact

When it comes to building a compassionate community, a major challenge is often measuring the impact. A trio of leading Canadian palliative care organizations have created a ready-to-use toolkit to help Compassionate Community champions across Canada with this critical component of growing the Compassionate Community movement. BC Centre for Palliative Care (BCCPC) and Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) …

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First-of-its-kind Hospice Care Report Released Outlining a Bold Plan to Improve Hospice Care in BC

By 2036, one-quarter of BC’s residents will be over the age of 65. Older adults in BC want to age safely at home, and to have a say in their care and death—a desire that will burden the current health care and social systems in BC. Released today by The Provincial Hospice Working Group (PHWG), …

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