This site was built by the Alberta Government and Alberta Health Services to give Albertans one place to go for health information they can trust. Healthcare experts across the province make sure the information is correct, up to date, and written for people who live in Alberta.
Family or Informal Caregivers are family members, loved ones, friends or neighbours who provide support or care for a dying family member, loved one, or friend. Caregiving can be difficult, but resources from Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association may help.
An evidence-informed collection of videos of immigrants, refugees, and Indigenous people sharing their stories about the intersection of culture, spirituality, and religion with their experiences of advanced illness, palliative care, and grief.
Personal directives name someone to make personal decisions for you if you’re incapable because of illness or injury. This Government of Alberta website provides information on Personal Directives and a Personal Directive form for you to complete.
In addition to MyHealth.Alberta.ca, Lippincott Advisor, DynaMed and Lexicomp are all excellent sources for patient education handouts, which you may wish to consider using to support your patient education needs where appropriate. In DynaMed, use the search box to find a relevant topic, and use the left side navigation to select the "Patient Information" heading. In Lippincott Advisor, see the "Patient Teaching Handouts" section and in Lexicomp you'll find a "Patient Education" tab in the top menu.