When we discuss palliative care: are we all talking about the same thing?  

As health care professionals, hospice organizations, volunteers, policy makers, individuals, we all think we know what we’re talking about when we discuss palliative care. But do we? When we dig right down to the heart of the matter, are we all talking about the same thing? The truth is, likely not. As research continues to

iCAN – ACP project concludes

The national iCAN-ACP study was developed to test ways to improve advance care planning (ACP) conversations between patients, families and health professionals. The aim was to narrow the gap between the care that elderly Canadians living with frailty want and the care that they receive. The study had four project teams focusing on different settings

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

Survey on Advance Care Planning in Primary Care

Are you a Primary Care Provider and interested in Advance Care Planning (ACP)?  Are you having ACP discussions with your patients or would you like to have them?  We would greatly appreciate your participation in this study addressing issues around Advance Care Planning in primary care.  We define Advance Care Planning (ACP) as a communication

Breaking news: Canadian Palliative Care Nursing Association launches in January 2021

Palliative care nursing in Canada has a new champion. Launching this month, the newly formed Canadian Palliative Care Nursing Association (CPCNA) is dedicated to improving palliative care across Canada through nursing education, advocacy, collaborative partnerships and research. Our Director of Strategic Initiatives, Kathleen Yue, has served on the inaugural board with other leaders and educators

Health Care Assistants and Leaders: Tools for thriving in COVID-19

With the highest number of COVID cases occurring in long-term care facilities and among seniors in general, Health Care Assistants (HCAs), along with their leaders and educators are some of the hardest-hit health professionals out there. As part of our continuing efforts to support HCAs during these challenging times, we’ve repurposed our Stories of the

Partnership opportunity: Advance Care Planning for people with dementia grant

We’re looking for community organizations to partner with us to implement and evaluate Advance Care Planning activities tailored for people in the early stages of dementia, as well as their family and friends caregivers. This phase of the implementation and evaluation partnership offers a $2000 grant to cover expenses and will run from March to

A searchable library for successfully surfing the next COVID wave

As another, even bigger, wave of COVID-19 infections arrives in BC, health-care providers are bracing for a long, stressful winter. Our easy to use, searchable COVID-19 resource library offers valuable information and tools in sizes perfect for health-care providers on the go. You can search by audience, topic, location and resource type, so you’ll find