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2018 ACP Day Campaign Kit from CHPCA

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association has released a campaign kit for National Advance Care Planning Day on April 16, 2018. This year’s kit includes templates for announcing ACP Day in emails, news releases, newsletters, social media, etc., as well as guides, posters, pamphlets, and an inventory of some of our best videos on ACP. Individuals and organizations are welcome to use these material. Questions? Contact Chad Hammond at CHPCA: CHammond@chpca.net

Opportunity – CFN Frailty Matters Innovation Showcase

CSPCP members may be interested in this opportunity. The application deadline is April 12, 2018.

If your organization implemented (or is planning to implement) an innovative practice or program, a new policy or training program, or changed the way you consider or deliver services to older adults living with frailty, this is an opportunity to highlight your innovation to delegates and invited healthcare leaders and decision makers at the Canadian Frailty Network National Conference. On Thursday, September 20, 2018, selected applicants will have a unique and valuable opportunity to share their work with senior decision makers, other conference attendees and the media on how they are improving the lives of Canadians affected by frailty.

CFN will review all submissions based on their impact in addressing frailty, the potential to scale up and spread to other regions and jurisdictions, and potential to impact policy and practice. Winning submissions could become a focal point for projects/initiatives with CFN and its network of partners across Canada.

For information on the Showcase and how to apply, click here. The deadline is April 12, 2018.

CSPCP input to proposed regulations for monitoring of MAiD

Health Canada invited submissions regarding proposed regulations for monitoring of MAiD (viewable here: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2017/2017-12-16/html/reg6-eng.html)

The CSPCP submitted two strong recommendations:
1. To record the nature of the grievous and irremediable suffering
2. To measure, monitor, and reporting on the availability of alternatives such as palliative care, social services, and respite.

View the CSPCP submission here

Results – CSPCP Member survey regarding MAiD

In October 2017, the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) conducted a survey of its members regarding Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). The purpose of the survey was to help the CSPCP Board to accurately represent members’ views and to guide future actions.

To view the results,click here