Interdisciplinary Palliative Education
Interdisciplinary Hospice Palliative Care Education
These courses are designed to increase hospice palliative care expertise at all levels of care and scope of practice. They encompass all facets of palliative care to varying degrees including: disease management, physical, psychological, and spiritual issues, end-of-life care, grief and loss, and self-care. Certificates are issued upon successful completion of courses.
Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care (FHPC)
This 6-week long course emphasizes the importance of demonstrating sensitivity, understanding, and respect for all to improve the experience of those who are living with life-limiting illness. This training is appropriate for healthcare professionals, volunteers, or community members wishing to increase their awareness of hospice palliative care.
Course offerings for FHPC are currently being offered via Zoom and cost $50.
Advanced Palliative Practice Skills Program (APPS)
The Advanced Palliative Practice Skills (APPS) program is an educational opportunity for Personal Support Workers (PSWs), Health Care Aides and Hospice Volunteers who are graduates of the Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care (FHPC) Training and who are currently working or volunteering in palliative care. APPS is a 6-week long course. Personal Support Workers (PSWs) who have successfully completed FHPC may further their knowledge and skills with this practical course.
Enhanced Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care (EFHPC)
This 2-week curriculum focuses on enhancing knowledge and skills in hospice palliative care and is available for Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who have completed the Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care (FHPC) Training.
Course offerings for EFHPC are currently being offered via Zoom at no cost.
Comprehensive Advanced Hospice Palliative Care Education Program for Nurses (CAPCE)
For Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) with passion for, and experience in, palliative care are encouraged to continue their education with this course designed to develop nurses as leaders and experts in hospice palliative care. Classes are held over several months and include homework, applications, and individual mentoring. Prerequisites include the successful completion of the Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care (FHPC) and Enhanced Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care (EFHPC). This course is usually 18 weeks in duration.
Course offerings for CAPCE are currently being offered via Zoom and cost $300.
Case Based Dates – May 2, June 6 & August 1 2023
Coaching Dates – May 9, 16, June 13, 20, July 4, 18, Aug 8, 15 & 22 2023
VON Durham Hospice Services serves all of the residents of Durham Region with respect and dignity. We respectfully acknowledge that the land on which we serve and operate on is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, which is home to many First Nation, Inuit, and Métis People. We are a team that is committed to learning, understanding, and acknowledging the colonialist history faced by Indigenous peoples and the impact this history has today. We aim to provide culturally safe and anti-bias approaches to hospice palliative care across our team’s disciplines.
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