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Defining Care Provided by Community Hospices in BC

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Care provided by community hospice societies

Health Areas
Other General Health , Palliative Care, Other Mental Health

Study Purpose
There are many definitions of ‘the care provided by community hospice’ in use in BC. If everyone uses the same definition, it will be clearer what care community hospices provide, allowing improved access to patients, & making it easier for the hospices to improve and continue their work. We will use a method called a Delphi process. It uses repeated online surveys to collect opinions, sharing the survey results before answering the next survey.

Participants will complete at least 3 online surveys of up to 20min each. Each survey involves reading supporting information before completing the survey. They will have 2 weeks to complete each survey. The supporting information will be a 3-6 page document that describes background research or the last survey’s results, and the reasoning behind any decisions we make. We will be available to answer any questions they have about the documents.

Age: 19 Years – 150 Years Old
Accepting Healthy Volunteers: No

From Our Community

Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.