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Palliative Care



Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal


The Palliative Care leadership team is looking to include the perspective of the people they serve by including their insight and experiences at the monthly leadership meetings and projects. Current projects include:
• supporting the palliative approach to care across Fraser Health
• updating the Fraser Health website
• developing a virtual support space that will centralize resources and supports
• developing a communication strategy that will include brief messages and graphics

Fraser Health’s palliative care services are delivered by an interdisciplinary team that offers care to meet the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

A palliative approach to care is active care that provides symptom relief and relief from suffering, and improves quality of life. A palliative approach to care also addresses cultural, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. This is accomplished by understanding a person’s wishes and goals to enable staff to come alongside, to partner in care, on the basis of mutual trust, respect and caring.

Based upon your availability and interests, you will be invited to participate in any of the following:
• monthly leadership meetings
• meet with the team, when you are available, to share your experiences and ideas for the current projects

To learn more about palliative care services in Fraser Health:

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Consult on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity (having reviewed the logistics section)
  • Caregivers who have experience supporting someone who has received palliative care services.

Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Laura Klein
Clinical Practice Consultant, Professional Practice | Fraser Health
(604) 613-6598

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