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Let’s Talk Health – Join the Conversation

May 17, 2018

Old hands of the elderly giving a red heart.

Health Canada has launched a public consultation seeking your experiences, insights and ideas to inform the development of palliative care framework.

This framework will support improved access to palliative care and the consultation seeks to identify opportunities, gaps and promising practices.

The consultation runs from May to July 2018 on themes such as advance care planning; person and family- centred care; access to care; special populations; health care provider training and support; and caregiver needs.

You can share your experience and join the conversation directly by registering here.

Federal Retirees believe a framework is an important step to ensuring Canadians who need access to quality palliative care services can receive them in their setting of choice.

We will be participating in the discussion and look to include your feedback and experiences using the poll below.  The poll questions will be updated during the consultation timeline. Check back regularly to share your voice. The results will be shared at the end of the consultation. 



The following polls are also active.

What is Advance Care Planning?

Definition:

Advance Care Planning is “a process people can use to: think about their values and what is important to them regarding their health care choices; explore medical information that is relevant to their health; communicate their wishes and values to people close to them, their substitute decision-maker and health care team; and record their health care choices and decisions in the event they can no longer speak for themselves. The process may involve discussions with their health care providers and people who are significant in their lives” (Let’s Talk Health, https://www.letstalkhealth.ca/palliativecare/faqs#2905).