What is Palliative Care
Palliative Care is specialized client-centered end-of-life care. It aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying.
Palliative Care supports people living with life-threatening illnesses. It provides care for patients and their loved ones to meet each individual’s
- Medical needs
- Psychological needs
- Social needs
- Spiritual needs
- Practical needs
Where is Care Provided?
Palliative care considers that dying is an important part of living and that it is essential to manage pain and other symptoms effectively so that those facing death, and their loved ones, can devote their energies not to fighting physical discomfort, but to embrace the time they have left together.
Palliative Care Providers
These people all work together with friends and family to ease difficult life passages.
What is happening in our world.
Dr. Eman Hassan is the Director of Public Health Initiatives at the BC Centre for Palliative Care, where she is leading its Compassionate Communities Initiative, Seed Grant Program and Advance Care Initiative. Eman is the author of the Centre’s White Paper...read more
Dr. Shane Sinclair is an Associate Professor and Cancer Care Research Professor with the University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing. He holds adjunct appointments within the Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary and the Manitoba...read more
Is seems like yesterday was Christmas and now we’re at the end of February! The days are getting longer and brighter with spring is just around the corner and so are the events we’re planning. Use the interactive PDF Viewer below, or click here to see our newsletter....read more
This falls Palliative "Care" Conversations Conference was a huge success thanks to the informative and dynamic speakers both, the hard work of our GPHPCS Volunteers, and the generosity of our Sponsors! Topics included: What is a Palliative Care Compassionate...read more
Palliative “Care” is Grande Prairie Hospice’s quarterly newsletter for donors and supporters, showcasing articles and information about the people and events that enrich our community. A printed version of this newsletter is distributed through the mail, while a PDF...read more
Our Wish List We are in desperate need of items for Comfort Care Bags! We are seeking a donation of Crossword, Word-search, Sudoku, crib boards, bubbles, play-doe/clay and adult colouring books for our Comfort Care Bag Program. These items go into the Comfort Care...read more
Thank You to our Sponsors
Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society is the connection and advocates in the community for end-life-care. We support multiple programs and community events to raise awareness.