Community of Practice for Palliative Care Education (Pall Ed BC)

The Centre has engaged a broad community of practice with palliative care clinicians, researchers, academic and operational leaders to develop, implement and sustain a provincial strategy for palliative care education.

Pall Ed’s Vision

All formal health care providers in BC will be supported to deliver a holistic palliative approach to care for those living with serious life-limiting conditions

With support from BC CPC, the Network will provide structure for collaboration, to build provincial capacity for palliative care provision:

  • Promote uptake of a Competency Framework for health care providers to enable a consistent standard of excellence in palliative care in relevant care settings (ex. Residential care, acute, hospice, primary care, and palliative care units)
  • Create and maintain an online provincial repository of education resources to address competencies.
  • Support the revision of evidence-informed practice guidelines for symptom management.

Pall Ed BC factsheet

Integration of a Palliative Approach to Care

Researchers (iPANEL) are partnering with BC-CPC to craft a strategy for uptake of the Palliative Approach to Care throughout BC. Uptake of this approach may impact all care settings and include all patient populations with life-limiting, serious illness.

Palliative approach to care (PAC).  The adoption of palliative care principles and adaptation of palliative knowledge and expertise to chronic life-limiting illness. PAC may be incorporated into care by health care providers in a variety of care settings. A palliative approach is characterized by:

  • Upstream identification of people with life-limiting illness and their families; addressing their needs based on the knowledge of the life-limiting nature of their illness
  • Adaptation of palliative knowledge and expertise to specific patient populations and contexts
  • Integration of PAC into systems and models of care that do not specialize in palliative care