CHPCA = Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association CHPCA Aspects Associated with Terminal Illnesses and Bereavement

DISEASE MANAGEMENT means working with your doctor to determine the best course of action to manage your illness. PHYSICAL CARE AND SUPPORT means working with your health care team to manage your physical symptoms that arise as you progress through palliative care, such as pain, and mobility and nutrition issues. SOCIAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT means our cultural response to dying, including values, beliefs, and our relationships with family, friends and community. Questions arise such as, “ What should I say about this? Who can I talk to? Where can I go to get help?” SPIRITUAL CARE AND SUPPORT means exploring spiritual meaning in times of terminal illness. It is reflecting on how such illness has changed your life, family and community. Community resources are available to provide compassion and guidance. END-OF-LIFE CARE (AND DEATH MANAGEMENT) means how you want to say goodbye. It involves gift giving, rites and rituals, funeral preparations and life closure activities. LOSS AND GRIEF means learning to share your sadness about your condition with those you love and others you care about. It means grief is a highly personal response and takes its own path. COMMUNITY SUPPORT means those supports, provided by local and regional programs and businesses, which are practical in nature. ADMINISTRATION OF DYING means the management of your legal, financial and funeral affairs. It includes a focus on your expenses and what resources are available to help you.

INVENTORY OF RESOURCES, STONEY NAKODA FIRST NATIONS, MORLEY means hospice palliative resources located locally in the Town of Morley on the reserve.


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