May 5-11, 2019 marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada. National Hospice Palliative Care Week is a time to celebrate and share achievements of hospice palliative care throughout the nation, but it also provides a platform to look at shortcomings and create bridges for these gaps. This year, CHPCA responded to a call for an updated “Busting the Myths” campaign. Myths circulate about accessibility, ease of access, illness criteria and cultural misperceptions of hospice palliative care and impacts care that is accessed and provided.
For this year’s campaign, CHPCA has created a downloadable poster that debunks 10 popular myths about hospice palliative care.
To continue the conversation online, social media users are invited to test their knowledge to debunk myths by engaging with CHPCA’s Facebook and Twitter questions throughout the week. In addition, social media users are encouraged to use the hashtag #BustingtheMyths to share myths they’ve encountered.