Advance Care Planning in Comox Valley

Would you or your group like help developing an advance care plan?

Making decisions to withhold or stop medical treatment for a loved one at any age is hard to imagine for most of us, let alone prepare for. However, following the wishes of our friends and family members can be comforting.

If we have had a conversation about what "good quality of life" means to our loved ones and what medical treatments they would or would not want, then we will be better able to make decisions for them if ever called upon to do so.

Making an advance care plan is a gift to your loved ones. If they are ever in a position to speak on your behalf they will know what to say as you have made your wishes known and your voice heard through your advance care plan.

We can help you go through the process of preparing a plan and recording what your wishes are.

Our advance care planning team offers the following workshops:

  1. One 2-hour workshop - An introduction to advance care planning options and identifying next steps in moving forward.
  2. A series of 3 workshops to help you not only begin the conversation, but also to develop an advance care plan. Sessions will cover the following:
  • Session I - Introduction to Advance Care Planning: Having the Conversation - Exploring one's beliefs, values, and wishes, and making them known.
  • Session II – Write it Down - Prepare your personal advance care plan.
  • Session III – Check it Out - In this follow up session, your advance care plan will be reviewed and issues identified to help you move forward.

If your group is interested in booking a speaker and hosting a presentation on advance care planning, please contact the Comox Valley Hospice Society at 250-339-5533.

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2137 Comox Avenue
Comox, BC
V9M 1P2

Phone: 250-339-5533
Fax: 250-339-5063

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