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The Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care Training


South East Local Health Integration Network - Home and Community Care - Palliative Care Education

Brockville General Hospital, 42 Garden St, Brockville, K6V 1S8




This is an event series. You may need to attend more than one date.

Cost: $25

Registration: Required

Eligibility criteria Core Fundamentals is an eight-week program intended for those working in the health system who have an interest in developing their capacity related to hospice palliative

Eligibility criteria

Core Fundamentals is an eight-week program intended for those working in the health system who have an interest in developing their capacity related to hospice palliative care.

Roles can include:

• Volunteers
• Personal Support Workers
• Recreational therapists
• Housekeeping
• Dietitians
• Social Workers
• Developmental Service Managers
• Students (e.g. health science, PSW, RN)
• Case coordinators
• Directors of Care
• Health Administration
• Occupational Therapists
• Speech Language Professionals
• Physical Therapists
• Nurse Practitioners
• Registered Nurses
• Registered Practical Nurses
• Pharmacists
• Physician/Family Health Team staff
• Specialty care services (e.g., renal, obstetrics, ICU, Acute Care)
• Mental health case managers
• Emergency Medical Services

The Enhanced Fundamentals, a full day session, along with self-directed learning, is a prerequisite for the Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) Program.

To participate in the Enhanced Stream of the Fundamentals program, the learner must:

• Be a Nurse Practitioner (NP), Registered Nurse (RN), or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) and
• Have successfully completed the Core Fundamentals program.

Following completion of the Enhanced Fundamentals program, the learner will:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of a physical and symptom assessment.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of how to administer medications commonly utilized in symptom management for persons with advanced life-limiting illness.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the potential nurse leadership role.


Performance objectives

Following course completion the learner will:

1. Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding and respect for the individuality of the person, family and team/caregivers.
2. Identify and understand issues associated with illness and bereavement.
3. Effectively communicate with the person, family and team.
4. Recognize and report changes in any of the Domains of Issues associated with illness and bereavement.
5. Provide hospice palliative support care strategies.
6. Actively learn and develop personally and contribute as part of a team and organization.
7. Demonstrate sensitivity to the impact of personal attitudes, behaviours and values on the illness experience of the person, family and team/caregivers.
8. Learn about communication, assessment tools, ‘yellow folder’, Symptom Response Kit (SRK), End of Life symptoms, grief, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and care for the caregiver.

Contact: Cyndi Crowder
Phone: 613-966-3530 Ext. 5260
Email: Cyndi.crowder@lhins.on.ca