Information and Links
Because it's always too soon until it's too late.
If it feels a bit daunting to tackle your Advance Care Planning, there's help available!
We can set up a Zoom call and get the process started, and finished!!
It doesn't have to be complicated and it can even be fun.
One thing's for sure, it feels really good to get it done.
There are many practical questions to consider; there are the 'what if's of a protracted illness, accident, or sudden death, there are legal requirements, deathbed wishes, family dynamics, and decisions about ceremonies and rituals. Don't panic. There's help to figure it all out, and there is no time like the present.
www.advancecareplanning.ca Excellent national and provincial resources
Advance Care Plan to fill in and download From Dying with Dignity Canada
MY VOICE Advance Care Planning BC Workbook Online
Patient Pathways ~
Excellent Resources http://patientpathways.ca/plan-ahead/in-case-of-emergency/
The ICE form is one of the resources on their website.
MOST The MOST form stands for "Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment" (to be completed with and signed by your health care provider) Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment encompasses six designations that provide direction on Resuscitation Status (code status); Critical Care Interventions; and, Medical Interventions. The orders are determined by the Most Responsible Physician (MRP).
Capable patients may request that no cardiopulmonary resuscitation be started on their behalf. This should be done after discussions with their doctor or nurse practitioner. “No cardiopulmonary resuscitation” is defined as no cardiopulmonary resuscitation (no CPR) in the event of respiratory and/or cardiac arrest.
PRIVATE TRANSFER PERMIT APPLICATION (Consumer Protection BC) Plan Ahead. Their offices are only open Mon-Fri and closed on weekends and Stat holidays. From Consumer Protection Website: Following a death, the remains must be transferred to their final destination as soon as possible. Before the private transfer can occur our Private Transfer Permit Application must first be submitted and approved by our office. This application ensures that all proper procedures are followed, and includes getting a Disposition Permit and Acknowledgement of Registration of Death from Vital Statistics or a funeral home. Not all crematoriums (will) receive private transfers. Check with the crematorium to find out what is permissible. Also, a physician or licensed embalmer must remove pacemakers or other radioactive or mechanical devices prior to cremation.
The following businesses, services, and resources are listed as public services. Information under each listing was taken from their own websites as of April 24th, 2018.
Cariboo-Chilcotin Funeral Service, Williams Lake
Five Rivers Crematorium, Williams Lake
Overview of Local Health Services from the
(Hospice palliative care is a philosophy of care and services which help relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness. Hospice palliative care does not hasten or delay death. Hospice palliative care is about access to the best possible quality of life at the end of life.)
Interior BC and Provincial
Consumer Protection BC /
Death Doula Network International
Family Caregivers of BC
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Green Burial Society of Canada
National Home Funeral Alliance
Interested in Natural Burial?
LGBT End-of-Life Conversations
End of Life Doula Association of Canada
Our objective is "To increase the awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." Part of this is holding regular pop-up Death Cafes, where strangers meet to discuss death and eat delicious food.
Over 5,300 pop-up Death Cafes have taken place in 52+ countries.