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End-of-life Care for PSWs

Course Code: PALL 100

This two-day workshop will provide students with comprehensive introductory knowledge in End-of-Life Care. Content will be broken up into two parts: Day 1 Introduction to Palliative Care, Psychosocial Support, Communication Skills at End-of-Life Care in addition to Dying, Loss, and Grieving. Day 1 is designed to provide the participants with the introductory knowledge and skills necessary when providing end-of-life care. The content focuses on the integrated palliative approach to care and to provide psychosocial support to patients and families. Participants will be able to learn about effective communication, and a variety of communication skills (verbal and nonverbal). Participants will be able to explore the concepts of grief and coping mechanisms and will learn how to support the patient and family through the grieving process. Learning will be facilitated through a variety of active learning strategies including discussions, case studies, and group activities. Day 2 Signs and Symptoms and Supportive Care at End-of-life. Day 2 is designed to provide the participants with a greater understanding of signs and symptoms, nutritional needs, and pain and suffering of patients at the end of life. Principles and practices of: personal care, comfort care, skin care, nutritional support, symptom management, infection prevention and control and basic pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic measures for patients and families at the end-of-life will be provided.Learning will be facilitated through a variety of active learning strategies including discussions, case studies, demonstrations and group activities.

Contact Information:

Program Assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 4868
cehealthsciences@humber.ca

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