Currently available information and resources about Advance Care Planning (ACP) don’t adequately address the specific needs of diverse cultural, religious or language groups. To address this gap, we are adapting and translating BCCPC’s training and toolkit for community-led Advance Care Planning information sessions to be more culturally appropriate and linguistically acceptable for people with a Chinese or South Asian background, who communicate mostly in Cantonese, Mandarin or Punjabi.
Between October 2019 and January 2020, we reviewed the Advance Care Planning sessions toolkit and curriculum, and adapted them for the Chinese and South Asian communities. This work was conducted by a working group for each community. The working groups include experts on Advance Care Planning and education, people with experience sharing Advance Care Planning information with the project’s communities, and members of public from the two communities. We also conducted 2-3 focus groups with members of the public from each community to gather a wider range of perspectives from members of the two communities.
We partnered with PICS Surrey and Minoru Seniors Centre to pilot the adapted and translated toolkit in February 2020. We sincerely thank these two organisations for their participation and support in the project. A total of 7 facilitators were trained in how to facilitate the Advance Care Planning sessions, who then facilitated a session in Punjabi and a session in Mandarin for their community members. Feedback from the trained facilitators and public participants of the Advance Care Planning sessions helped us improve the adapted model.
Between April and July 2020, we adapted the Advance Care Planning sessions for delivery online, in response to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. To do this, we used input from 147 members of the Chinese and South Asian communities to adapt materials and conduct five trial online sessions in June and August.
We are looking for partner organizations to spread our updated Advance Care Planning education model among South Asian or Chinese communities.
It doesn’t matter if your organization hasn’t provided Advance Care Planning education before, we will provide training and a toolkit of everything you need to host these sessions.
Here is all the information you need about this partnership opportunity.
If you’re interested in becoming a partner, please contact:
This initiative has been made possible thanks to funding from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.