November 19, 2019, is the annual National Bereavement Day in Canada. On this day, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) invites all Canadians to think about those who have passed away from our lives and help advocate for support at local, provincial, and national levels for grieving Canadians.
“Grief impacts all aspects of our lives,” and CHPCA is encouraging Canadians to cope with their grief by supporting each other through living and grieving. This year’s theme is “Coping with grief, together through living and grieving” The 2019 digital campaign aims to encourage individuals and groups to learn about grief and bereavement, this year CHPCA highlights the importance of coping with grief and encourages all Canadians to support those living with grief and bereavement.
Click here to download this year’s resources and share them with your friends, family and loved ones who are experiencing grief.
Marc Pelletier CEO of the Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability is very pleased to announce that Dr. Eman Hassan has been appointed executive director of BC Centre for Palliative Care (BCCPC), effective October 1st. Dr. Hassan has served with the Centre for the past five years, as a public health consultant, director of public health initiatives, and acting executive director.
See full news release here.
At the 2019 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference Kathleen Yue won best poster presentation. On her poster Kathleen showcased ‘Choosing Educational Resources to Help Build Capacity for Palliative Care’. This tool is help health care professionals determine which resources available in BC are the best to address palliative competencies. See a pdf of the poster here.
Click here for more information about the resource review. Kathleen Yue is the Education & Partnership Lead for the BC Centre for Palliative Care.
Dr. Doris Barwich was awarded the Balfour Mount Champion Award presented at the 2019 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference on September 19th. The award recognizes her dedicated leadership, commitment to excellence in knowledge, championing, advocating and advancing hospice palliative care and end-of-life care in Canada! Dr. Doris Barwich was the inaugural Executive Director and currently serves as Medical Director at the BC Centre for Palliative Care.