What is Palliative Care
Palliative care is offered to a person whose disease is no longer curable. It is not offered with the intent to speed up or delay death, but rather to comfort the patient and family by addressing physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and informational need. The Northern Health Palliative Care Program supports the health care team to help patients enjoy the best quality of life until death.
How and when does a person become Palliative?
Palliative care and resources is available to anyone with a life-limiting illness. When your condition declines to a point that the disease progression is affecting daily life, discuss your situation with your physician and decide if you have reached the palliative stage of your life. Your physician will then assist you in filling out the paperwork needed for accessing local community health services and to register you with the following regional and provincial service programs:
Is there a palliative care team in Quesnel, and if so, how do I access them?
Your primary care physician and nurse can help you build your individualized palliative care team. These members can include dieticians, physio/occupational therapists, respiratory therapist, social workers, grief counsellors, and home support services, as well as others
For more information about palliative care in Quesnel, click on the butterflies below
Through the dedicated staff, physicians, communities, and organizations, Northern Health provides health services to the rural populations of Northern British Columbia.
Northern Health offers many services for those that are dealing with a terminal illness, such as home nursing, hospice care and equipment.
Northern Health has many services, palliative care educational tools, webinars and articles that healthcare professionals can access to better assist their clients and patients who are facing an end-of-life diagnosis.