Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care

Oct. 1, 2018



This course highlights the 8 domains of issues in palliative care described by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association framework. It includes content on how to build communication, assessment and symptom management skills as well as strategies for providing psychosocial and spiritual care to patients and families in various hospice palliative care scenarios.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Build upon your professional practice and communication skills
• Broaden your assessment and judgment skills related to hospice palliative care
• Increase your capacity to identify and prioritize hospice palliative care management issues across the lifespan
• Develop strategies for teaching clients and their family members in various hospice palliative care scenarios and care settings (e.g., urban/rural, hospital/home, hospice/home)
• Understand the various roles of an interdisciplinary hospice palliative care team
• Recognize and implement ways to provide effective and meaningful self-care when caring for dying persons and their families
• Explain how using CHPCA’s Model’s Eight Domains of Issues Associated with Illness and Bereavement Model helps provide wholistic care

Offered 3 times a year: January, April, and October

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