Today I clicked on Facebook Ad for "Canadian Virtual Hospice". I was intrigued to see what types of information and services this site might offer and was genuinely impressed by how thorough this site is!
There are three main areas: Topics, Support and For Professionals,
What Is Palliative Care?
- What Is Palliative Care?
- Talking with Children and Youth about Serious Illness
- Hope and Denial
- Living with Limited Time: Exploring Feelings
- Grief in Times of Celebration: The Empty Spot
- Grief Work
- Spirituality and Life-Threatening Illness
- Finding a Spiritual Companion
- Finding Meaning and Purpose during a Health Crisis
- Rituals for Patients and Families
- Rituals to Comfort Families
- Sharing Your Story
- Sorting out Health Concerns
- Lack of Appetite and Loss of Weight
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Shortness of Breath
- Caring for Yourself
- Help with Medications
- Help with Eating
- Care of the Mouth
- Caring for Hair and Face
- Help with Bathing
- Help with Toileting
- Positioning a Person in Bed / Preventing Bed Sores
- Tips for Visiting
- What Do I Say?
- Health Care Decisions
- Considerations for a Home Death
- Advance Care Planning
- Planning a Funeral
- Financial Assistance
- Patient Benefits
- Caregiver and Survivor Benefits
- When Death Is Near
- The Moments after a Death
The For Professionals Section allows users to link to ongoing professional development and research links.
I am impressed by the content and layout of this site. It is easy to navigate, they use lay language and I particularly applaud their use of online technology to provide best practice information for professionals, service users and families in a timely way!