Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care Program - Core Stream

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Jan 2, 2020
$50.00
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Jan 7, 2020
Feb 11, 2020
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Hospice Niagara - 403 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, ON Unit 2
n/a

Program Description:

Through discussion of dying and death and by becoming aware of the issues in each of the domains (disease management, physical, psychological, spiritual, end-of-life care/death management and loss and grief) that may impact persons and families living with life-threatening illness, formal caregivers are prepared and then challenged to apply strategies that can facilitate a change in the illness experience of those living with dying.

The Fundamentals Core is a 6-week, blended learning program that includes: independent reading, e-learning modules, coaching, in-person case-based learning sessions, peer-to-peer discussions and reflective activities.

Eligibility

In order to participate in the Core stream of the Fundamentals program, the learner must:

  • Be a health care professional OR unregulated provider caring for people with a progressive life-limiting illness OR a student OR a volunteer connected with a service provider agency/hospice program intending to care for people with a progressive life-limiting illness
  • Have a personal or organizational access to an Internet-enabled computer
  • Have knowledge of base computer programs (or be willing to develop these skills)
  • Be available to complete each Module of the program and associated learning tasks
  • Have the ability to listen, learn from others, to question self and others, and identify new approaches
  • Be willing to explore personal attitudes and beliefs

In order to participate in the Enhanced stream of the Fundamentals program, the learner must additionally:

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

Prerequisites:

None

Completion Requirements:

  • Attendance at three, 3-hour case-based learning sessions
  • Self-directed reading of the Program Guide
  • Two peer-to-peer discussions
  • 11 e-learning modules
  • Reflective activities
  • Course evaluation

Performance Objectives:

Following the completion of this course, 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 (domains of issues)
  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 supportive 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

 
 
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