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CentrePoint is the BC Centre for Palliative Care’s monthly newsletter.

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • BCCPC key partner in advancing palliative care across Canada
  • All Together Symposium 2024: Keynote speakers announced
  • New! Consensus Definition for Hospice Societies’ Care in BC
  • Advance Care Planning facilitator training
  • Culturally considerate ACP training
  • Bereavement in the context of homelessness
  • Seed Grant profile: BC Bereavement Helpline
  • In the know on ECHO
  • Partner spotlight: 2024 BC Quality Awards
  • Events

November/December 2023

Vol. 4 No. 9

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Happy Holidays

  • 2023 in Review

  • Save the Date! All Together Symposium 2024

  • Grief & Bereavement Action Plan

  • ACP Publications

  • ECHO Boomed in 2023

  • ACP for South Asian communities

  • Publications

  • Volunteer Resources

CentrePoint Archive

January 2023 (Vol. 4 No. 1)

Pall Ed BC: New network, new look, new approach | ECHO 2023: New sessions on the horizon | Research-related information sessions | Mark your calendar: April 16 is National ACP Day | Webinars | Conferences & Events

February 2023 (Vol.4 No. 2)

ACP Day 2023 | ECHOing All Together | All Together symposium report | Coming soon: Compassionate Communities needs assessment | Grief support in your community | New Seniors’ Advocate report | Webinars

March 2023 (Vol. 4 No. 3)

Change in IHSTS leadership | ACP Day 2023: Campaign-in-a-box | Our new ACP Hub | Seed Grants awarded | ECHO: Supporting palliative nurse clinicians across BC | ACP Facilitator training program | More funding for bereavement research | SFU research paper on bereavement | Embedding a palliative approach in Fraser Health | Aging at Home survey | Palliative Services Advisory Group volunteers needed | Events | Webinars

April 2023 (Vol. 4 No. 4)

Launching ATLAS: Towards a brighter future | Quality Forum 2023 | ACP-i conference: Highlighting BC accomplishments to the world | Seeking SICG champions | ACP Day 2023 – We want to hear from you | National Hospice Palliative Care Week | Funding opportunity: PlanH grant deadline extended | Events

May/June 2023 (Vol. 4 No. 5)

Access to Palliative Care in Canada 2023 | ECHO: Grief and bereavement | A deep dive into resources for health care providers | Now available: Compassionate Communities Evaluation Guide | Quality Forum 2023: Highlights and reflections

July/August 2023 (Vol. 4 No. 6)

HCA Symptom Management Guide | ACP Faciliatator Training – Fall Dates | ACP for South Asian Communities | ECHO into Fall | Events | Rachel Carter: New roles for a familiar face | Publications | Quality Forum plenary – Cormac Russell | UWaterloo seekiing research participants | Conferences

September 2023 (Vol. 4 No. 7)

1000 Strengthen Your Core learners | Kelowna research closing ceremony | ECHO – what’s coming in autumn | Grief & bereavement literacy series | ACP training sessions | Barbie asks a big question | Publications | New resource: Equity in Palliative Approaches to Care | Survey invitation | World Hospice & Palliative Care Day | Events | Conferences

October 2023 (Vol. 4 No. 8)

Compassionate Communities: Together for Palliative Care | Compassionate Communities at a glance | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation | Tempting ECHO offerings | ACP for South Asian communities | ACP facilitator training | Survey invitation | Events | Conferences | Publications

November/December 2023 (Vol. 4 No. 9)

Happy Holidays | 2023 in Review | Save the Date! All Together Symposium 2024 | Grief & Bereavement Action Plan | ACP Publications | ECHO Boomed in 2023 | ACP for South Asian communities | Publications | Volunteer Resources

January 2022 (Vol. 3 No. 1)

Looking ahead to 2022 | Core competencies training modules launched | Core competencies training modules launched | Learn more about grief dreams | Seeking Hindi speakers for focus group | Grief experiences survey | ACP Nursing job opportunity with Fraser Health | Events | Resources | Upcoming conferences | Publications

February 2022 (Vol.3 No. 2)

Our growing team | Life happens … Be ready. ACP Day 2022 | Work begins on living well database | Bereavement news: students collaborate to address unmet needs | Grief experiences survey | Join CHCA’s ECHO Hub Community | Events | Upcoming conference | Resources

March 2022 (Vol. 3 No. 3)

Advance Care Planning Day 2022: Life happens… Be ready. | ACP goes Hollywood | Student profile: Jody Monk | Bereavement survey thanks | Upcoming conferences | Resources

April 2022 (Vol. 3 No. 4)

Partnering for change: A shift in service delivery for BC’s paramedics | Serious illness conversations … who’s having them? | Key messages to embed a palliative approach into LTC | ACP Day participant survey | Celebrating compassionate communities in action | Funding opportunity: PlanH Healthy Communities Grant Program | Me and My Illness: a new resource from Canadian Virtual Hospice | Events

May 2022 (Vol. 3 No. 5)

Learning without limits | See you at the Quality Forum! | ACP Day survey | Creating cultural safety | National accolades for ACP Dementia project | Coming soon: compassionate community survey | Resources | Events 

June 2022 (Vol. 3 No. 6)

Bereavement research is expanding | SAVE THE DATE! Compassionate Communities event | ACP Day 2022…that’s a wrap! |  Foundational course on the palliative approach to care | ECHO for everybody | Resources | Events 

July/August 2022 (Vol. 3 No. 7)

Collaborating for Cultural Safety | Bereavement supports for the unhoused | Compassionate Communities symposium | ECHO into Fall | Resources

September 2022 (Vol. 3 No. 8)

ACP resources in Hindi | Compassionate communities and health system making connections | Defining hospice care: seeking expert panel members | ECHO: Fall offerings for everyone | Farewell to Dr. Gillian Fyles | Recognizing the value of bereavement research | Events  | Research and partnership opportunities | Publications| Upcoming conferences 

October/November 2022 (Vol. 3 No. 9)

ANNOUNCING: New Seed Grant Funding | Strengthening student palliative care competencies | Translating bereavement research to actions | ECHO gets busy | Hospice Care Alliance launched | Events &  conferences | Webinars |  Publications | Resources

December 2022 (Vol. 3 No. 10)

Happy Holidays! | Seed Grants – Funding deadline approaching! | Farewell, Elizabeth Beddard-Huber | ECHOing into a new year | Bereavement roundtable | Events & conferences | Resources

January 2021 (Vol. 2 No. 1)

Canadian Palliative Care Nurses Association launched | New resources for Long Term Care | Culturally responsive ACP | Dementia project implementation phase | Webinar catch-up | New resource for aging well | Advance Care Planning Day 2021 | Upcoming events

February 2021 (Vol.2 No. 2)

BCCPC Strategic Plan | Community-led Grief Support | Better Support for Primary Care Providers | Feedback opportunity for public | ACP Day 2021 | CPCNA ready for membership | Community program spotlight | Funding opportunities | Events | Resources

March 2021 (Vol. 2 No. 3)

SIC for Pediatrics | Cultural Adaptations ACP Spreading the model | April 16 is Advance Care Planning Day | Physician-led Compassionate Community resource | Pandemic education for LTC | ACP for people living with dementia pilot wraps up | ECHO Pediatrics launches soon | Quality Forum 2021 recap | Publications

April 2021 (Vol. 2 No. 4)

BCCPC becomes provincial ECHO hub | Job Opportunity: ECHO Hub Coordinator | Culturally Adapted resources in four languages | Pediatric Palliative Care Nursing Competencies | United Way Healthy Aging report on community COVID response | Funding Opportunities | Events

May/June 2021 (Vol. 2 No. 5)

Discussing palliative care: are we talking about the same thing? | National 3-year advance care planning study concludes | New! Establishing hospice volunteer competencies | BC ECHO Hub for Palliative Care update | Online learning preferences | Coming soon: compassionate community survey | Resources | Events

July/August 2021 (Vol. 2 No. 6)

BCCPC’s resources get recognized | Research spotlight: Bereavement in BC | BC ECHO Palliative cohort wraps up | FREE ACP training | Compassionate communities survey | ACP Day 2021 campaign results | Community program spotlight | Resources | Events | Upcoming Conferences | Publications

September 2021 (Vol. 2 No. 7)

Happy Anniversary, CentrePoint! | Kaleidoscope partnership | Bereavement in BC project update | ACP in Hindi | CHPCA conference abstracts | ACP for Dementia project news | Opportunity: Integrating palliative care to primary care | Resources | Events | Upcoming conferences

October 2021 (Vol. 2 No. 8)

BCCPC bereavement project funded by MSFHR C2 Award | Strengthen Your Core … Competencies, that is | BCCPC Student Training Program – Meet Katie Green | Calling bilingual Hindi/English speakers to help us | The Pandemic Made Me Do It | Resources | Events | Upcoming conferences

November 2021 (Vol. 1 No. 9)

Volunteer Competencies launched | Good ideas create an ECHO | Seed Grant final evaluation report | Compassionate Communities Index | Snow shovels help build community | Speaking to the bereaved | Kaleidoscope 2021: Grief Convention | Career opportunities | Events | Publications | Upcoming conferences – call for abstracts

December 2021 (Vol. 2 No. 10)

Happy Holidays | A BC first! ACP for people living with dementia | ECHO for psychosocial care providers | Della Roberts joins BCCPC | Youth jobs making a difference | BCCPC on Instagram | Sharing grief stories | Student research published | Latest news | Events | Resources | Upcoming conferences | Publications

September 2020 (Vol. 1 No. 1)

Welcome from our Executive Director | Hot topic: Langley Hospice to break ground | Just Released: The Path Forward Report | COVID-19: A Once-in-a-generation response | Extra support for HCAs during COVID | Compassionate Communities: Toolkit | Dementia decisions: the importance of Advance Care Planning | Upcoming events | Publications

October 2020 (Vol. 1 No. 2)

Bridging the Gap for Young Adults | Pilot begins: ACP for people living with dementia | Seed Grant recipients announced | Serious Illness Conversation Guide goes virtual at the Learning Institute | Stories from the Heart video launch | Patio Pondering Challenge winner | Partnership Opportunity | Events

November 2020 (Vol. 1 No. 3)

Measuring Compassionate Community impact: a webinar | Prioritizing ACP Barriers and Facilitators | Training Day(s) | Stories from the Heart reactions | Compassionate Communities Toolkit goes global | Partnership Opportunity | Events | Publications

December 2020 (Vol. 1 No. 4)

Resources to surf the next COVID wave | Health Care Assistants & Leaders tools for thriving in COVID | Grant opportunity for community organizations | Job opportunity: Chinese Cultural Liaison | United Way new grant | Prioritizing barriers and facilitators: the data | Upcoming events

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