Our communities form a huge part of our life experiences and are a key component of living well. This extends to palliative and end of life care. When we are faced with a critical illness or must make decisions surrounding our wishes for the end of life, our communities are the ones who step in to support us and ensure that our wishes are honoured. The better connected we are, the more effective our communities can be.
This year, National Hospice Palliative Care Week runs from May 6-12. The theme for 2018, “Towards a more compassionate Canada, Eh?” encourages Canadians to consider ways community involvement can support the dying and bereavement process. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is calling on Canadians to answer these questions:
What makes a compassionate community?
How can compassionate communities support end of life care?
Please share your stories with us and tell others how you are engaged in creating a more compassionate community.