We’ve launched a YouTube Channel

We’re proud to announce that we now have a BC Centre for Palliative Care YouTube channel.

We currently have five videos that we’ve produced. The five offer insights on the challenges of living with serious illness (featuring Dr. Doris Barwich), palliative care systems in India (featuring Dr. Rajagopal), and how compassionate communities can address gaps in palliative care.

Enjoy these educational and informative videos.

BCHCPA Conference

BCHPCA Invites You to their 2018 conference – Leadership and Learning

Bringing together hospice staff and volunteers, community and faith organizations, researchers, schools, healthcare professionals and others from the broader community to learn from leading-edge programming; to hear about the impact of special projects; to explore new partnership opportunities and to network with old friends and new colleagues.

BCHPCA is offering a number of plenary and breakout sessions on Friday May 25th and Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at the newly-redecorated Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel, conveniently located in Richmond, near the Vancouver International Airport, the South Terminal and the Aberdeen Station of the Canada Line.

Making a difference recognized with national award in palliative medicine

The BC Centre for Palliative Care is proud to announce that Dr. Doris Barwich, our Executive Director, is the 2018 recipient of the Eduardo Bruera Award in Palliative Medicine. The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians presents this award annually to a physician who demonstrates excellence in the field of Palliative Medicine as recognized by their peers.  

Dr. Barwich was honoured during the 14th Annual Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference June 2018 for her exemplary leadership and administrative abilities as well as many other notable achievements in the areas of clinical palliative medicine, research, and palliative medicine education.  

Besides her current role as the inaugural Executive Director of the BC Centre for Palliative Care, this award recognizes her contribution to the CSPCP Board, including a term as CSPCP President. As well she helped to develop and lead the Fraser Health Authority End of Life Care Program (EOLC) between 2001 – 2014, an internationally-acclaimed regional palliative care program. 

“I am honored to be recognized in this way and look forward to ongoing partnerships to promote integration of palliative care and compassionate communities in Canada” said Dr. Barwich. 

The award, jointly sponsored by the Division of Palliative Care Medicine at the University of Alberta and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, celebrates the legacy of Dr. Bruera, an internationally recognized palliative care physician and researcher, during his tenure as director of their palliative care program.   

The Centre is also proud to acknowledge Dr Leah Norgrove, winner of the CSPCP Humanitarian Award. This award is given to a CSPCP member who significantly improves the lives of under-served populations nationally or internationally. Dr Norgrove has been involved in leading the Journey Home initiative, which included a specialized LEAP for First Nations (Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care), partially funded by the BC Centre for Palliative Care. 

The winners were recognized during an awards evening in conjunction with the Annual Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference in Toronto on Friday, June 1, 2018.  

More detailed profiles are available at www.cspcp.ca/about/awards.
 

 

An introduction to Advance Care Planning

Planning for your future health care takes a team.  People close to you and your health-care provider would be involved in making health-care decisions for you if you cannot – this is your team.  Oceanside Hospice Society is hosting two information sessions.

Please register by calling 250.752.6227 or via email info@oceansidehospice.com

Tea/Coffee/Cookies will be served.

 

An introduction to Advance Care Planning

Planning for your future health care takes a team.  People close to you and your health-care provider would be involved in making health-care decisions for you if you cannot – this is your team.  Oceanside Hospice Society is hosting two information sessions.

Please register by calling 250.752.6227 or via email info@oceansidehospice.com

Tea/Coffee/Cookies will be served.

 

Nobel Prize Nominee in Vancouver and Victoria April 9-10

The BC Centre for Palliative Care and Victoria Hospice are honoured to be co-presenting the BC premiere of the feature-length documentary film, Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World, based on the extraordinary life and work of Dr M.R. Rajagopal.

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal

Tickets are selling fast as the BC Centre for Palliative Care and Victoria Hospice are honoured to be co-presenting the BC premiere of the feature-length documentary film, Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World, based on the extraordinary life and work of Dr M.R. Rajagopal.
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