Advanced Care Planning
Due to the spread of the Corona Virus-19, the QDHPCA has decided at this time to postpone the April 16, 2020 Advance Care Planning session.
Thank you to all that showed in interest in attending.
Sessions will be scheduled again for later this year.
During this stressful time of the COVID-19 pandemic we want to remind individuals to consider making an Advanced Care Plan. This is a process of personal reflection about what is important to you, and then talking with your family, friends, and physician about your thoughts. Some questions you might ask yourself are:
What gives my life meaning?
Who are the important people in my life?
What makes them important?
What have been my experiences with death and dying?
How did I cope during these times?
How did my family cope?
What medical interventions should I know about?
What might some probable circumstances be with my particular medical condition?
What questions should I ask my physician and healthcare team?
Advance Care Planning conversations are often difficult to start. Even though friends and family want to honor your wishes, they might have trouble talking about end-of-life care. However, if they don’t know what your wishes are, they can’t follow them.
These are conversations we all need to make through out our lifetime, not just when facing a life limiting illness or crisis. Talking together is the answer to help you give the gift of letting others know your end-of-life wishes
The Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association offers a variety resources for you to explore.
At the bottom of this page, we offer a variety of information resources for you to explore Advance Care Planning options. There are articles, video and webinar links, as well as weblinks that can also be found under the Helpful Websites tab
The QDHPCA also offer two types of education sessions each spring and autumn on how to start these conversations with your loved ones.
Session #1 - "Think, Talk, Plan"
This session address the need for people to think about what their family, loved ones, and their physician need to know in regards to their healthcare plan. Who would be your spokesperson if you were unable to speak for yourself? How do you start this conversation with your chosen substitute decision maker?
Session #2 - "Speak Up"
This session helps you fill out the "Speak Up" forms. This is not an easy task, but is a worthwhile gift of knowledge for your family, loved ones, and designated decision-maker so they know how to respect your wishes.
If you are interest in attending a session, please check back often or follow the QDHPCA Facebook page for upcoming events.
Advanced Care Planning
In British Columbia, advance directives are legal documents for all capable adults who want to do advance care planning. This website contains information on starting your Advance Care Planning journey in British Columbia
This website contains information on starting your Advance Care Planning journey in Northern BC
BC Cancer - Advance Care Planning
Covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, to research and education, to supportive and palliative care
This American website is filled with information on how to start the conversation about end-of-life care
A free online workbook to help you figure our your Advance Care Planning needs and wishes
Advance Care Planning is a process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care. This website is the basis of the QDHPCA's Advance Care Planning sessions
Advance Care Planning Videos
This invaluable website offers many videos to help you in your Advance Care Planning journey
Engage with the issues and empower yourself by watching our thought-provoking webinars on death, dying and preparing for end of life