Patient & Family Digital Stories

Palliative and End of Life Care, Calgary Zone

In 2018 the Calgary Palliative and End of Life Care portfolio worked with 5 family advisors to create digital stories. Using photos, videos, music, and their own voice these 5 family members tell their story of what mattered most to their loved ones with their experiences of palliative and end of life care. The advisors presented their digital stories at the Calgary annual 2018 Mary O’Connor Palliative & Hospice Care Conference and were viewed by over 600 participants.Since then additional stories have been developed and are added to this list. The stories can be found on the AHS You Tube Channel under playlists/ Palliative and End of Life Care and through the links below.

Colorful Flowers

'Living & Dying My Way'

Heather's Story

Diagnosis: Cancer 

Locations of Care: Acute Care Community

Dimension of PEOLC: The importance of supporting individual choices during the end-of-life journey

Diagnosis: Cancer - GBM

Locations of Care: Hospice

Dimension of PEOLC: Hospice

Diagnosis: Cancer - Mesothelioma

Locations of Care: Cancer Clinics Home

Dimension of PEOLC: Palliative Home Care, Grief Support

Diagnosis: Cancer 

Locations of Care: Long Term Care

Dimension of PEOLC: Patient and Family Centered End-of-Life Care in LTC

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'Life is Beautiful'

Deb's Story

Diagnosis: Dementia

Locations of Care: Supportive Living

Dimension of PEOLC: Early Advanced Care Planning, Family involvement in care planning

'Family, Friends and Food'

Andrew's Story

'Requests Honored'

Dave's Story

Diagnosis: Multiple Sclerosis

Locations of Care: Acute Care Home

Dimension of PEOLC: Palliative Consultation, Palliative Home Care

'I was His Person'

Teresa's Story

'Perspectives'

Charlotte's Story

Diagnosis: Cancer

Locations of Care: Acute Care

Dimension of PEOLC: Oncology, Intensive Palliative Care

'Being with Dad'

Lenora's Story

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