2.9 - Resources
These resources are available to help you integrate early conversations into your daily practice.
This site has everything you need to know about RPACE including:
- Documentation typing templates
- Translated guides and family brochure
- Worksheets from the online module
- Recorded RPACE webinars
- Related videos to enhance learning
- COVID-19 Resources
External VCH Website with Resources for you to share with Affiliated Sites/ Public
A number of RPACE resources are available on the external VCH website so that you can easily share them with affiliated agencies such as contracted service providers in long term care, assisted living or home support. Members of the public can also learn about a palliative approach and find resources on how to start early conversations through the links below.
- Affiliated Sites and General Practitioners (GP): http://www.vch.ca/for-health-professionals/regional-palliative-approach-to-care-education-(rpace)
- Members of the Public who are Non-Health Care Professionals: Link to come
What Matters Most to Me Worksheet
This interactive worksheet and the COVID-19 What Matters Most worksheet encourage patients to think about and write down their wishes, values and beliefs. It is modelled after the Serious Illness Conversation Guide.
- Can be used to prepare patients for a conversation about serious illness with their health care provider.
- Translated versions can be found on the RPACE Website.
Resources for Conversations with Families
- Serious Illness Conversation Guide with Substitute Decision Makers - In situations where the patient is no longer able to express their wishes, this guide will support you to have an early conversation with the patient’s substitute decision maker
- Family Communication Guide - This booklet provides support to patients for having conversations about what matters most to them with their loved ones.
Resources for Dealing with Challenging Situations and Strong Emotions
- Clinician Reference Guide- This guide provides strategies for responding to strong emotions, sharing prognosis, or navigating other difficult situations that may arise.
The content of this reference guide is also discussed in further detail in the RPACE Advanced Training: Taking a Deeper Dive with Challenging SIC Situations. Consider attending this session to advance your practice
BC Ministry of Health Advance Care Planning
For more information about illness trajectories, see below video: