BCCPC is the provincial hub partner for national ECHO project

Helping BC health care providers build capacity to provide a palliative approach to care   In partnership with Pallium Canada, BC Centre for Palliative Care becomes the provincial hub in BC within the National Palliative Care ECHO Project. The federally funded five-year initiative aims to build primary- or generalist-level capacity to provide a palliative care approach in

Pediatric Palliative Care Nursing Competencies 

Pediatric health care providers will tell you: children are not just little adults. Even so, clinical competencies for treating children and youth are sometimes simply transposed from adult-focused protocols. And while many valuable competencies do transfer, other components specific to pediatrics are missing. Hospice palliative care nursing competencies in Canada have also followed this trajectory,

Now available! Web-based ACP information for South Asian and Chinese communities

The Advance Care Planning (ACP) information and resources on our website have been tailored to BC's Chinese and South Asian communities and are now available in English, Punjabi, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.   By offering public-facing advance care planning information in Punjabi, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, we are able to address the needs

Pandemic education and preparedness for LTC

LTC+, a program of Healthcare Excellence Canada, focuses on supporting those who work in long-term care and retirement homes across Canada. LTC+ concentrates especially on pandemic learning and preparedness in a time when staff are managing an unprecedented situation day-to-day, while also trying to plan ahead.   The program is designed to be flexible, so that facilities can access resources to implement change quickly. You

Advance Care Planning for People Living with Dementia and Family/Friend Caregivers project wraps up pilot phase

The pilot phase of the project tailoring community-led Advance Care Planning (ACP) programs for those living with dementia concluded last month. In partnership with four partner organizations, we piloted and evaluated the guided group conversation event and two-part ACP information sessions. Along with providing a full toolkit of resources, the project team also trained staff

ECHO Pediatrics: Comfort in Complexity launches soon

In April, BCCPC will support BC Children’s ChildKind program and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in launching the first pediatric ECHO in British Columbia. This ECHO series will give health care professionals at BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place a valuable opportunity for networking and sharing education with others providing complex care for seriously ill children

Missed the Quality Forum? Read the abstracts and presentations

The 10th annual Quality Forum was a busy time for the BCCPC team, which gave eight on-demand and live presentations. They covered our newly developed, evidence-based resources for everyone – health care providers, community-based organizations, individuals, and families. Want an overview of what was presented? Read the abstracts and presentations: "Cultural & linguistic adaptation of

Advance Care Planning Cultural Adaptations project – Spreading the model

As the Advance Care Planning Cultural Adaptations project, funded by Health Canada, enters its final weeks, one of the satisfying benefits of the project is taking what has been learned, including the new training and materials that have been developed, and sharing them broadly among the non-profit community.   With materials and methods culturally adapted

Feedback opportunity: inviting members of the public to comment

In the words of Bill Gates, “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” With an eye to improving and validating some of the materials we’ve created as part of our Advance Care Planning cultural adaptation project, we’re seeking members of the public to comment and give feedback. If your

It’s time to talk about Advance Care Planning (and time to start planning for ACP Day 2021!)

When only 1 in 3 British Columbians has heard of Advance Care Planning – a process that can have a positive impact on outcomes, quality of life and satisfaction with care received – it’s time to start talking. Mark your calendars: Advance Care Planning Day is April 16, and this year’s theme is It’s time