BC Centre for Palliative Care
The BC Centre for Palliative Care is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Ministry of Health to accelerate best practices, promote innovation and enhance capacity within the system and in the community in relation to Palliative Care, Advance Care Planning and Compassionate Communities.
As a provincial organization, we engage, consult and collaborate with patient and family groups, health care providers and educators, local and provincial community-based organizations, health authorities, policy makers, researchers and others. Through our network of partners, we influence changes that enable those affected by serious illness live a better quality of life through improved access to a palliative approach to care within the health system and supportive networks in the community they live in.
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Established in 2013, the Centre serves as a catalyst to stimulate conversations and support efforts that foster access and excellence in palliative and end-of-life care. The Centre convenes and establishes provincial networks and community partnerships by drawing together patients, families, caregivers, clinicians, health administrators, policy makers, researchers and community organizations, among others, to:
- Promote Advance Care Planning, Serious Illness and Goals of Care Conversations as key enablers of person-centred care.
- Increase access to quality education, practice support, and resources for health-care providers to integrate a palliative approach to care.
- Engage citizens and mobilize partnerships across BC to create Compassionate Communities that provide practical support, compassion and care to patients and their families.
The Centre is funded and governed by the Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability (IHSTS), which gathers, develops and shares evidence about British Columbia’s health-care system to inform decisions that impact health care quality, cost and sustainability.