Being able to provide compassionate palliative care is a skill that not all health care workers are able to have. Taking this badge to further your knowledge and understanding about palliative care shows that you are committed and passionate about helping people live out their final days/weeks/years in a caring, respectful environment.
According to the World Health Organization1, palliative care is the improvement of a person’s quality of life as well as that of their family when they are faced with a life-threatening illness. The focus of palliative care is to improve the quality of life through supporting their psychological, physical, spiritual, social, and cognitive needs. This is accomplished through a team approach. This team will include physicians, nurses, support workers, social workers, physiotherapists, paramedics, and volunteers that are specially trained in palliative care. As, worldwide, only 14% of those that are palliative receive appropriate services it is important to have people like you trained in palliative care to allow for more people to have access to well-trained health care workers who can provide palliative care.
You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
1. Care of the Palliative Client
2. Caring for Family Members of the Palliative Client
3. Palliative Care at the End of Life
4. Building Communication and Teamwork Skills in a Palliative Care Environment
5. Developing Time Management Skills and Promoting Self-Care While Working in a Palliative Care Setting
6. How to Navigate Through Ethical and Legal Issues in a Palliative Care Setting