We are an outpatient clinic that provides specialist consultation to clients and families who are living with a serious illness and may be experiencing symptoms and distress which may be affecting their quality of life.
Care is aimed at being pro-active, supportive and collaborative as the clinic provides a comprehensive assessment and care plan for concerns which may be beyond the scope of the practice of the primary health care providers or specialists involved.
Services may include one or more of the following, from an individual consultative perspective:
Palliative specialty consultation by Physician, Nurse, Social Worker and/or Spiritual Care Practitioner
Symptom assessment and management
Care planning, documentation, and communication to referral source (specialists, outpatient clinics, home health and GPs)
Treatment (rarely; mostly related to wounds)
Disease-specific client education and intervention strategies (including medication consultation)
Counselling and individualized education
Spiritual care and counselling
Self-management support and coaching ? clients set goals and participate in action planning for ongoing and crisis-management planning
Multi-system service coordination
Referral to other services health, community and social services and resources such as, mental health, transportation resources, volunteer agencies
Bereavement risk assessment and follow up
Team clinic visits: Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Individual visits: By appointment
Public transportation is available via buses at Cambie Street and King Edward Avenue as well as the Canada Line.
If driving, a loading bay is available at the back of the building for 15 minute drop off/pick up.
There is 2 hour free street parking within the surrounding area.
Please see the following eligibility criteria for the Nancy Chan Ambulatory Palliative Care Clinic:
Client must have a current GP
Client is willing to participate
Client is able to attend the clinic independently (or with a caregiver), as organized by the client/caregiver
Client is 19 years or older (less than 19 years old to be considered by exception)
Client must currently reside in the catchment area of Vancouver City
BC Bereavement Helpline - includes a helpline you can call if you are experiencing bereavement as well as they 're able to connect you to Grief Resources around BC
Family Services of Greater Vancouver - Grief counselling for families
Virtual Hospice - Great site for resources/articles
Vancouver Hospice - Grief Counselling and bereavement walking group
Victoria Hospice - Grief resource
Camp Kerry Society - Grief resource for parents and children and offers retreats, counselling etc.
Advance Care Planning Booklet - BC Gov
Nidus - More information about representation agreements, Power of Attorney etc.
Callanish - Grief resource for those touched by cancer ? offers retreats