Culturally Safe Advance Care Planning

A three-module course designed to help health care providers and students from all disciplines initiate and conduct culturally safe Advance Care Planning conversations with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds especially those of a Chinese or South Asian background.

The three modules included in this course are:
Module 1- Meaningful Conversations in Advance Care Planning
Module 2- Culturally Safe Care
Module 3- Culturally Safe Advance Care Planning (with a focus on the Chinese & South Asian Communities in BC)

Throughout the course, there are tips, case-based scenarios, videos, quizzes, downloadable guides and links to a variety of tools for health care providers as well as links to advance care planning materials that can be shared with patients and families.

Heath care providers including physicians, nurse practitioner nurses, social workers, allied health professionals, paramedics, and pharmacists.

2 hours

This course was developed as part of a two-year research-based project, led by the BC Centre for Palliative Care in partnership with culturally diverse communities in BC and was funded by Health Canada.

Special thanks to the Canadian Virtual Hospice for allowing the use of their Living My Culture videos in this course.

Before launching the course, it was evaluated by tens of health care providers and advance care planning educators from BC's health authorities. The BC Centre for Palliative Care is extremely grateful for their contributions to this course.

For more information about the BC Centre for Palliative Care, visit

Contact Info

Dr. Eman Hassan

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