Advance Care Planning Day: Launching a National Awareness Campaign to Improve End-of-Life Care for Canadians
Still want to learn how you can help with the National Advance Care Planning Campaign?
Want to learn more about Advance Care Planning and communications? Join us at the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Learning Institute in Banff, Alberta, June 1-3, 2012. The Awareness, Information, Social Media and Advance Care Planning stream will teach participants how to create a successful communications and social media plan using the Speak Up: Start the Conversation about end-of-life care tools. This stream will also focus on Advance Care Planning through case studies and group exercises. Visit the Learning Institute website for details and to register. Still need to make a plan? Want to help family members or friends? Visitwww.advancecareplanning.ca for some great tools and resources, including:
a downloadable wallet card for information about your Substitute Decision Maker
The ACCEPT Study is a multi-year, multi-centre, prospective audit of current practice related to advance care planning (ACP) in patients who are at high-risk for dying, as well as their families.
Join the ACCEPT collaborative include and enhance end-of-life communication and decision making for patients and their family members. You will receive a benchmarked report of ACP activities in your institution, enabling you to see your strengths and opportunities for improvement.
"Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay nor an offence for which people should be penalised. but a misfortune. The cost of which should be shared by the commmunity. " ~Aneuryn Bevan. Founder of the NHS
"I felt that no boy should have to depend either for his leg or his life upon the ability of his parents to raise enough money to bring a first-class surgeon to his bedside."
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