Last Updated: August 19, 2022

The purpose of this conversation guide is to assist Health Care Providers (HPC) in facilitating conversations with families and offer guidance on how to respond to questions regarding palliative care. The conversation guide is designed to accompany any of the corresponding Illness Trajectory Pamphlets but may be used independently as deemed appropriate by the HCP.

It can be used independently or with the Serious Illness Trajectory Pamphlets

This resource was developed by Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada, in partnership with the Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long-Term Care (SPA-LTC) national team at McMaster University as part of a suite of resources  to support long-term care professionals, residents and their families.