More, better and earlier conversations: promoting Advance Care Planning in the community and with the health care team

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Co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, and the North Okanagan Hospice Society


Elizabeth Beddard-Huber, RN, MSN, CHPCN (C)
Clinical Lead Serious Illness Conversations
BC Centre for Palliative Care

Kathy Kennedy,
Community Development Specialist / ACP Lead
BC Centre for Palliative Care

ABSTRACT:  Most Canadians want a voice in decisions about their health care, but need support to plan for a time when they may not be able to make decisions for themselves.  Advance Care Planning (ACP) education sessions for the public begin the process where people think about and share values, beliefs and wishes for future health and personal care.  The Serious Illness Conversation (SIC) initiative supports clinician-led discussions about goals and
priorities with individuals facing a life limiting illness to enable goal concordant care.

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Everyone is welcome