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A Knowledge Translation Project on Best Practices in End-of-life Care.

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University of Victoria, Canada.
Fraser Health, Canada.
Private Practice, Canada.
Victoria Hospice, Canada.
Island Health, Canada.


This is a knowledge translation project to promote the uptake of best practices in end-of-life (EOL) care within the primary care setting in British Columbia (BC) through the use of tools embedded into electronic medical records (EMRs). The knowledge-to-action model is used to engage primary care providers in co-designing, adopting and evaluating the EOL care toolkit built for 3 EMRs. The toolkit has a set of EMR-specific data entry templates, query/report functions and access to additional downloadable resources. It is based on the EOL learning module designed and offered by the BC General Practice Services Committee's Practice Support Program to improve EOL care by primary care providers in the province. Our web-based distribution method allows providers to download and install the toolkit then take part to evaluate its use and impact. Initial feedback from phases 1-3 (of 4) has been favorable and has led to iterative improvements.

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