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Cowichan Valley

Partners in Care Initiative

Palliative Care 2.0

Develop a system of integrating the multi-disciplinary palliative care team early in a patient's diagnosis of terminal cancer.

Palliative Care - Complete

Create a system of shared care between specialist physicians, family physicians with special interest in palliative care and family physicians.  Create a system of early identification of patients requiring palliative care. This integrated team would be able to best serve a patient with a life-limiting illness by offering a single point of entry into the system and integrated care during their journey towards end of life, as their health care needs change.

GP and Specialist Collaboration - Complete

The Cowichan Partners in Care (CPIC) pilot project used a facilitated discussion process to foster relationship building between FPs and SPs to identify and address factors impacting physician work experience and satisfaction.