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Reviewers, Educational Materials, Palliative Care During COVID-19 BC Centre for Palliative Care

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Many clinical groups in all regions of BC are developing informational materials for families and friends to support and care for people in their community. These materials are being produced very quickly, in anticipation of a potential surge of health care needs. The BC Centre for Palliative Care (BC-CPC) is recruiting a pool of patient partners who would be willing to be “on-call” to provide very rapid feedback on materials in development by various organizations.

The BC-CPC works with partners in the health system and community to accelerate best practices and promising innovations in palliative care and supports. They strive to ensure that British Columbians affected by serious illness have the best quality of life possible.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenging time for all of us, particularly for people with serious conditions and palliative care needs, as well as their families and friends.

Some people who become ill during the COVID-19 pandemic may prefer to stay at home rather than going to hospital. Many clinical groups in all regions of BC are developing informational materials such as pamphlets and videos for families and friends to support and care for people in their community. These materials are being produced very quickly, in anticipation of a potential surge of health care needs.

Partners would provide input via video link or phone on materials during development or to provide feedback afterwards. Materials would be sent via email or Google Drive and partners would email their feedback within 1 – 2 days.
Partners who have lived experience of caring for a seriously ill family member at home are preferred.

Time frame: ASAP – May / June 2020

Contact: Kathleen Yue, Clinical Lead, Education BC Centre for Palliative Care kyue@bc-cpc.ca

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