Article Text

PDF

Oral Abstracts - Saturday 2 June 2012 Plenary Session 6 – Where Do We Need to Go? Making Patient-Centered Planning Part of All Care
Advance Care Planning from a Canadian Perspective
  1. S Davison1
  1. 1University of Alberta, Canada

Abstract

The Canadian Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care in 2011 recommended the development and implementation of a national palliative and end-of-life care strategy. In response, the Speak Up campaign was launched to raise national public awareness of the importance of advance care planning (ACP) and has begun a national conversation about planning for end of life care by providing access to shared tools and terminology, making it easier for Canadians to share their preferences for future care with family, friends and health professionals. Provincial-wide clinical practice and policy initiatives are currently being developed and implemented, both disease specific and non-disease specific, to facilitate ACP. This presentation will discuss these initiatives, along with their successes and challenges.

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.