HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE
Palliative Care is the combination of active and compassionate therapies intended to comfort and support individuals who are living with a life-threatening illness. During periods of illness and bereavement, Palliative Care may be the total focus of care, or may be combined with therapies aimed at reducing or curing illness.
BCHPCA MISSION STATEMENT
The British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association provides a leadership role to ensure quality of care for British Columbians faced with a life threatening illness, death and bereavement.
The British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association is an umbrella organization that provides leadership to ensure quality of care for British Columbians faced with a life-threatening illness, death and bereavement. Its member programs are located throughout the province and the Yukon, providing a broad range of services to patients, families, caregivers and communities. It is a charitable non-profit organization, with its office located in Vancouver.
The aims of the Association include:
- to encourage the study and promotion of hospice and palliative care in British Columbia (through advocacy, public awareness and the support of new and developing programs);
- to provide education resources for the establishment and maintenance of institutions and organizations devoted to providing hospice palliative care;
- to undertake research, publication and education;
- to promote recognized standards of hospice palliative care;
- to provide a network of communication and shared resources for allthose concerned with care of the dying in British Columbia.
In British Columbia, Hospice Palliative Care is defined as the combination of active and compassionate therapies intended to comfort and support individuals and families who are living with a life-threatening illness.
During periods of illness and bereavement, hospice palliative care may be combined with therapies aimed at reducing or curing illness, or it may be the total focus of care.
Hospice Palliative Care strives to meet, through patient-directed supportive interventions, the physical, social, and spiritual needs of patients and families, with sensitivity to their personal, cultural, and religious beliefs.
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