The CHCA is hosting four workshops across Canada (B.C., AB, ON and PEI) to gain a better understanding of the detailed operational practices in four key priority areas in home-based palliative care:
- Assessment and care planning
- Inclusion of advance care plans into care delivery
- Management of equipment supplies and medication
- Effective communication strategies and tactics
Participants will create a Palliative Care Experience Map that visually shows the key processes, actions, relationships, communications and decisions that are necessary for communication with the patient, family, and health care team (e.g. nurses, home support workers, doctors, palliative care specialists, therapists, social workers, paramedics).
Following the workshops, the CHCA will conduct an E-Delphi process to gain broader stakeholder input and consensus. Our goal is to understand the fundamental operational processes, not create one standardized approach. Each of the four Palliative Experience Maps will form the basis for the next phase of the project – the Call for Innovations in home-based palliative care, that will be launched in mid-August 2018.