Palliative resources online

The Interior Health Authority has launched improvements to help people find resources on end of life issues

The Interior Health Authority has launched improvements to help people find resources on end of life issues.

The changes include revamped web pages and a new resource guide for patients and loved ones.

“The information is very important at a sensitive time in people’s lives, when they are experiencing a lot of emotional stress,” said Elisabeth Antifeau, regional clinical nurse specialist for palliative care.

“The information has to meet practical needs, but it also needs to be sensitive.”

The newly designed web pages are broken down into six easy-to-understand sections: what is palliative care; making the tough decisions; choosing care options; caregiving and supports; what to expect in the final days; and after death.

“Our Patient Voices volunteers generously contributed more than 12 hours of their time to guide the development of the web pages,” said Antifeau.

“All of them spoke about their experience losing loved ones and these patient journeys helped us decide how to structure information on the website site. People can go to the section they feel is best for them, to find the information they are looking for quickly and easily.”

Visit the new palliative care section on the Interior Health website to learn more and to find palliative care resources, including the new Palliative Journey Resource Guide.