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A new approach to palliative care in the community

Most Canadians indicate that, if given the choice, they would choose to die at home with loved ones, yet almost 70 per cent of...

Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia

Unfortunately, certain diseases make it difficult for health professionals to deliver care in optimal ways. Those diagnosed with dementia have trouble thinking clearly and putting...

Providing equitable palliative care to diverse communities

Conversations about end-of-life care for a loved one are never easy to have, regardless of how long they are expected to live. For William...

Putting patients at the heart of end-of-life care

New patient resources and clinical practice tools around end-of-life planning and care are helping empower heart failure patients in BC. The first of their kind...

Palliative care volunteers have profound impact on patients

Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child.  How a hug could make almost any sadness or fear...

Start the conversation because moments matter

For kids escaping school routine, the summer offers endless possibilities of things to do, people to see and places to go. For children with...

Improving and integrating palliative care

Lise didn’t know she had it in her. She didn’t know she had the skills and the strength to grant her husband Roger his...

Better communication leads to better palliative care

Perhaps more than most other areas of healthcare, palliative care depends on close, timely communications between all medical professionals and caregivers to provide clients...

Music care at end of life brings many benefits

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Creating Comfort When There is No Cure

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