Palliative Care ECHO

BC Hub for Palliative Care ECHO

In partnership with Pallium Canada, the BC Centre for Palliative Care serves as the Provincial Hub for the Palliative Care ECHO Project in British Columbia.

What is ECHO Project? ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)™ model creates virtual knowledge-sharing networks by bringing together healthcare providers and subject matter experts using videoconference technology, brief lecture presentations, and case-based learning, fostering an “all learn, all teach” approach.  ECHO Project, as a model, provides a combination of education, collaboration, mentorship, and resource/expertise sharing across the multidisciplinary team that will benefit all those working to improve the quality of life for people affected by serious illness. 

The vision of BC’s Hub for Palliative Care ECHO is for all care providers in BC to have equitable access to learning opportunities, resources and expertise to improve the quality of life of people affected by Serious Illness. 

Sessions are FREE to attend and open to a variety of audiences depending on the topic.  

Current ECHO Sessions

*Registration for this Community of Practice is now closed*

Advanced Psychosocial Grief & Bereavement Series for Psychosocial Professionals
A co-creation between Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, BCCPC, Lumara Grief & Bereavement Care Society, and Victoria Hospice.

  • This series is being developed by and for BC psychosocial palliative care providers working in clinical roles providing care to adults, children, and families who are affected by end of life issues, grief, loss and/or bereavement.
  • The sessions will be facilitated advanced practice discussions delving into some of the challenging topics around Grief & Bereavement.
  • The aim of this series is to generate learning that applies directly to practice and strengthens connection in a community of practice.

Who can attend?
  • Any individuals, community groups, and healthcare providers interested in sharing their experiences and learning more about Compassionate Communities
Objectives
  • Build upon the conversations from the 2022 All Together Symposium hosted by BCCPC
  • Provide opportunities for participants to network and share their knowledge and experiences
Details
  • 1 hour sessions
  • Some sessions may have resources and materials that will be emailed to registrants to review prior to the session
Upcoming sessions
Start
July 17, 2024 1:00 pm
End
July 17, 2024 2:00 pm
Time Zone
PDT

 

All Together, a compassionate communities initiative, is open to Health Care Providers, Volunteers, Volunteer lead organizations, Community Groups, and individuals looking to be inspired by and learn from others developing compassionate communities.

This session we will learn about Wind Phones and how they provide a space for people who are grieving to connect and talk to those they are missing. We will hear from local BC organizations who have set up Wind Phones. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share.

Presenters:

  • Brittany Borean, Bereavement Services Coordinator – Youth and Young Adults Program, Crossroads Hospice Society
  • Heather Fraser, Operations Manager, Oceanside Hospice Society

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This series is for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge around grief and bereavement to support them personally or in their professional careers. We hope to attract a wide range of people including health care providers, community organizational staff and volunteers, and those personally affected by loss.

Details
  • 1 hour sessions
  • Some sessions may have resources and materials that will be emailed to registrants to review prior to the session
Upcoming sessions
Start
June 25, 2024 12:00 pm
End
June 25, 2024 1:00 pm
Time Zone
PDT

 

Part of our Grief & Bereavement Literacy ECHO series

Presenter: Laurel Gillespie, MBA, CHE CEO Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

This session will explore grief in the workplace following a significant death and the ways we can improve how workplaces support their employees. Poster you can print and share linked here.

This series is for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge around grief and bereavement to support them personally or in their professional careers.

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Start
July 10, 2024 12:00 pm
End
July 10, 2024 1:00 pm
Time Zone
PDT

 

Part of our Grief & Bereavement Literacy ECHO series

Presenter: Mary Coleman, MSW, RSW Clinical Practice Lead, Bereavement Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Bereaved parents have a unique and complex experience of bereavement, requiring an understanding that adaptation and integration of this loss is an enduring process of continuing bonds and meaning reconstruction. The session will provide an overview of the particular ways bereaved parents work to express this to those around them including loved ones, larger social circles, peer support groups, and professionals. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with bereaved parents to hear their voices and reflections in an interactive forum. Poster you can print and share linked here.

This series is for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge around grief and bereavement to support them personally or in their professional careers.

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Start
August 7, 2024 12:00 pm
End
August 7, 2024 1:15 pm
Time Zone
PDT

 

Part of our Grief & Bereavement Literacy ECHO series

This session will focus on the recent research that investigated bereavement in the context of homelessness and how best to improve the access and quality of support available. The people who conducted the 80 in-person interviews with those with lived experience will share their reflections on the experience and lessons learned. Poster you can print and share linked here.

Presenters: Joshua Black, PhD, Bereavement Initiative Manager, BCCPC and Stephanie Laing, MSW, RSW, Director of Operations at Kelowna Homelessness Research Centre

*Please note that this session is scheduled for 75 minutes*

This series is for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge around grief and bereavement to support them personally or in their professional careers.

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Who can attend?

Health care professionals who are interested in learning more and sharing best practices around implementing essential conversations with patients and families as part of their practice. These essential conversations may be advance care planning, goals of care and / or Serious Illness Conversations (SICs).

Goal 

To further the integration and spread of essential conversations into routine clinical practice throughout B.C.

Objectives

1) Provide ongoing learning opportunities for participants
2) Facilitate knowledge exchange, connectedness, resources sharing, and networking between participants

Upcoming sessions
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Create Your Own ECHO Program

We can support health care providers, health care facilities, and community organizations to establish their own ECHO program.     
Download our guide for co-creating an ECHO 

Have an idea for an ECHO program, series, session, or workshop?  We want to hear from you! contact echo@bc-cpc.ca

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