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Palliative Education

About this Program

Welcome to Palliative Education at SCHC! We run multiple education sessions throughout the year, designed to support different specialties of health care professionals in palliative care. Please check in periodically to be kept abreast of course availability.

Upcoming Courses

SEPT 2022 – CAPCE

On sale until Aug 28, 2022. Limited space. For more information click here To register click here.

SEPT 2022 – Fundamentals

Sept 27 – Nov 1. Limited space. 

NOV 2022 – Fundamentals

Nov 8 – Dec 13. Limited space. 

WINTER 2023 – Fundamentals

Dates TBD. Limited space. 

WINTER 2023 – APPS

Dates TBD. Limited space. 

Workshops

The education will be delivered in interactive keynote presentations, teambuilding and breakout rooms. The audience is comprised of Health care professionals such as nurses, physicians, social workers, PSWs, students, and Home and Community Care Coordinators.

Fundamentals of Palliative Care

This 6 week (3 hour classes) standardized curriculum is based on A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care, 2002, specifically the Domains of Issues Associated with Illness and Bereavement is funded by the Central East LHIN. The “FUNDAMENTALS” course is recommended for: ALL Health Care Providers and Hospice Palliative Care.

Limit 25 participants per class. First come first serve!

Tuesdays – 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Location: Online – Zoom

Volunteers. There is a $50.00 fee to cover the cost of your resource guide. This is non-refundable or transferable.

Topics will include:

  • Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care
  • Dying, Death and Hospice Palliative Care
  • Disease Management
  • Physical Issues
  • Psychological/Spiritual Issues
  • Social/Practical Issues
  • End-of-Life Care and Death Management
  • Grief, Loss and Managing Occupational Stress

These classes are facilitated by a local or regional professional with teaching experience and expertise in the field of Hospice Palliative Care. Classes are offered several times a year in different locations throughout Scarborough. For more information email PalliativeCareEducation@schcontario.ca.

“The Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care” is a prerequisite course for CAPCE (Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education – for RPNs, RNs, NPs, and other advanced care clinicians).

***Please note*** RPNs, RNs, NPs, and other advanced care clinicians wishing to take the CAPCE course are required to complete, free of charge, a two-week Enhanced Fundamentals course after the 6-week basic Fundamentals course.

Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care

This course is geared toward those who are interested in, or are already supporting clients in a palliative care environment. This standardized curriculum, funded by the Central East Home and Community Care Support Services, is based on ‘A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care, 2002,’ with a focus on Domains of Issues Associated with Illness and Bereavement. 

Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE)

**Please bring your Fundamentals Textbook for the 1st class**

An intensive 20-week course for RNs, RPNs, NPs, and health care clinicians. The course is typically offered once a year and taught in small class sizes. The Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) program combines the ‘art’ with the ‘science’ of Hospice Palliative Care (HPC).  Aligning best practice standards and the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care, CAPCE focuses on the development and role of the nurse as an HPC resource for the inter-disciplinary team in long-term care, agencies, hospitals, and communities.


The Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) Program combines the “art” and “science” of Hospice Palliative Care (HPC) for nurses (RPNs, RNs, NPs, and other advanced care clinicians). The program embeds best practice standards and aligns with the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care. CAPCE focuses on the development and role of the nurse as a HPC resource for the inter-disciplinary team in long-term care homes, agencies, hospitals and communities.

***Please note*** RPNs, RNs, NPs, and other advanced care clinicians wishing to take the CAPCE course are required to complete, free of charge, a two-week Enhanced Fundamentals course after the 6-week basic Fundamentals course.

CAPCE can be completed in a minimum of 20 weeks. Fundamentals Enhanced is provided within the first 2 weeks of the CAPCE course.

The components of the program include: self- directed reading and reflection, 6 e-learning modules, 3 in-person sessions (case based learning), 8 peer to peer exchanges (learning debrief), 2 practical application assignments and 9 individual or small group coaching sessions.

CAPCE Selection Criteria: a minimum of 1 year hospice palliative care nursing experience, have access to an internet-enabled computer, have knowledge of basic computer programs, and have completed the Fundamentals Core and Enhanced Hospice Palliative Care Programs.

For more information email PalliativeCareEducation@schcontario.ca.

Limit 15 participants per class. First come first serve!

(Please note only Visa or MasterCard accepted)
This is non-refundable or non-transferable.

Advanced Practice Palliative Skills (APPS)

A more in-depth look at palliative care provision for PSWs and health care aides. Following active participation in the APPS course, learners will have an enhanced understanding and respect for the role of PSWs/Health Care Aides in providing a palliative approach.

Annual Palliative Care Conference

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) is pleased to run the only educational conference focused on palliative care in Scarborough. 

For more information, please reach out at PalliativeCareEducation@schcontario.ca.

Contact Us

Palliative Education

Email:

PalliativeCareEducation@schcontario.ca

Phone:

(416)-847-4111

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