Thank you to Dr. Kathryn Mannix , Dr. Hsien Seow, and Dr. Sammy Winemaker for joining us at the PCSBV's Compassion & Care Community Summit in October 2023.
These special guests participated in a series of free targeted palliative care conversations for community partners, volunteers, health care providers, supporters, and Bow Valley residents.
We are honoured to have these special guests join us for these important community conversations.
While we are happy to present these events for free to community, we always welcome donations to help us in our work and for our programs. If you would like to donate, you can do so here: THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION!
The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley (PCSBV) is here for you.
Diagnosis of a life-changing illness can leave you and your loved ones feeling isolated, lonely, and afraid. Together we find a balance between understanding your diagnosis, nurturing your courage in the face of challenge and change, embracing your new normal, and preparing you to continue to live life for a long as possible-on your own terms.
We believe you, your family, and all Bow Valley residents have the right to compassionate palliative care, whether at home, hospice, hospital, or wherever you choose. Every day we share the path with those impacted by a life-changing illness, loss, and grief.
The palliative care journey is different for everyone. We create pathways to care, ensuring no one is left behind.
Changing the Dialogue - Elephant in the Room
At PCSBV, we actively encourage conversations about the diagnosis of a life-changing illness, the challenges of being a caregiver, dying and the impact of grief or loss.
For 2023, we want to invite you into a conversation about the one thing we all truly have in common and how we might live our best lives when we are faced with the inevitable. We want to talk openly and freely, learning from cultures and beliefs where this is common practice. To talk about the 'big thing' in the room that lives larger for some than others is an important conversation. Join us in the discussion.