Love at the end of life

In this CBC News article, Health Practitioners who work with dying patients offer their insights into love, relationships and how to focus on what matters. Read about it here.

Adapting the Serious Illness Conversation Guide for Use in Pediatrics

Just out in the Journal of Palliative Medicine is an article on Adapting the Serious Illness Conversation Guide for Use in Pediatrics. Read the article here.    

iCAN-ACP Newsletter and Podcast

Did you know we are a research partner for iCAN-ACP? iCAN-ACP is a 3-year national study aiming to improve the quality of life for older patients with serious illness by introducing and evaluating Advance Care Planning (ACP) tools that we hope will result in more, earlier and better conversations between adults, families and the healthcare

Advance Care Planning public workshop listed as a top 30 innovation

We’re proud to share that our Peer-Facilitated Advance Care Planning Public Workshop is among the Top 30 selected innovations for the Frailty Matters Innovation Showcase in Toronto on Sept. 20. We partnered with two community organizations — Comox Valley Hospice Society and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Community Engagement Advisory Network (CEAN) — to develop a community-based

Finding palliative care services

The BC Centre for Palliative Care is a centre of excellence with a mandate to integrate palliative care into the health system. We focus on the process to integrate palliative care into the health system — for direct services around palliative care, there are many resources in BC. If you are a caregiver or want

We’ve launched a YouTube Channel

We’re proud to announce that we now have a BC Centre for Palliative Care YouTube channel. We currently have five videos that we’ve produced. The five offer insights on the challenges of living with serious illness (featuring Dr. Doris Barwich), palliative care systems in India (featuring Dr. Rajagopal), and how compassionate communities can address gaps

Towards a more compassionate Canada, Eh!

National Hospice Palliative Care Week runs from May 6-12. The theme for 2018, “Towards a more compassionate Canada, Eh?” encourages Canadians to consider ways community involvement can support the dying and bereavement process. For National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2018, the BC Centre for Palliative Care (BCCPC) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association are

Making a difference recognized with national award in palliative medicine

The BC Centre for Palliative Care is proud to announce that Dr. Doris Barwich, our Executive Director, is the 2018 recipient of the Eduardo Bruera Award in Palliative Medicine. The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians presents this award annually to a physician who demonstrates excellence in the field of Palliative Medicine as recognized by

Who needs to know?

By Ariela Friedmann, Communications Manager, BC Centre for Palliative Care Have you ever wondered who you should talk to about your wishes for your future health care – really asking yourself, who needs to know? Answering these questions is known as Advance Care Planning (ACP) – a process that supports you and your family to

Nobel Prize Nominee in Vancouver and Victoria April 9-10

Dr Rajagopal examining a patient

The BC Centre for Palliative Care and Victoria Hospice are honoured to be co-presenting the BC premiere of the feature-length documentary film, Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World, based on the extraordinary life and work of Dr M.R. Rajagopal.

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