30th Anniversary

Programs

Client Care Volunteers

Volunteers provide emotional and practical support, comforting individuals and their loved ones through companionship, respite care for the caregivers and vigil support at end of life.

Client Care Volunteer Training Program

This program focuses on the history and philosophy of Hospice Palliative Care, the role of the volunteer and the palliative care team, emotional, social and spiritual issues of the dying and bereaved, cultural sensitivity, family dynamics, and communication skills, personal and professional boundaries and self-care. Prior to attending training applicants need to provide us with a completed application form, two written letters of reference, and a criminal records search.

Palliative Grief & Bereavement Support

We assist individuals and their families in coping with the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, in coming to terms with the losses they may face as they journey through their illness, and help care for their families and friends in bereavement.

Individuals can be seen on a one to one basis. Support can be provided for the family unit, or for small groups. Referrals to the grief support program can be made by the individual, their doctor, any health care professional or community agency.

Information packages on grief are available and will be sent out upon request. There is no cost to access this program. It is sponsored by Northern Health and the generous donations from the community.

A Bereavement Support Group is available on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Pre-registration is required. Trained volunteers co-facilitate the bereavement group.

Spiritual Care                                                                                                  

We believe that Spiritual Care is an important part of the individuals well being. Our spiritual care providers support the individual and the family throughout our community. They will make every attempt to connect you to the appropriate cultural, social, or religious group.  Spiritual care providers assist with funeral arrangements and or memorial services .

 

Public Education 

Board members, volunteers, and staff promote our programs and services. 

  • Presentations are available to health care professionals and community members.
  • Information booths & displays are provided at community events.
  • We advocate for quality palliative care by meeting with MLA's and MP's.

 

 

 
“ Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives,that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. ”
- Pope Paul VI
Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association
900 St Laurent Ave.
Quesnel BC V2J 3S3
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