The provincial end-of-life care action plan for British Columbia – March 2013

Posted on April 3, 2013. Filed under: Palliative Care | Tags: |

The provincial end-of-life care action plan for British Columbia – March 2013

Extract from the executive summary:

“This action plan is intended to guide health authorities, physicians, health care providers, and community organizations in planning integrated primary and community care services. It supports quality hospice, palliative and end-of-life care services across British Columbia with a focus on supporting individuals with life-limiting conditions to remain at home in their community, reducing the need for hospital or emergency department visits, and improving coordination of care across all settings.

Based on leading practices for managing chronic and life-limiting conditions, the action plan incorporates a population needs-based approach to palliative care, which recognizes that the health care needs of individuals vary over the course of a life-limiting illness. With this in mind, end-of-life care is most effective in meeting the needs of a patient with complex needs through an integrated team approach that includes the patient, patient’s family, family physician, specialists, nurse practitioners, community health teams and others.”


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