Health, Wellness and Social Services

Palliative Care – Orientation

14 weeks Ontario College Graduate Certificate


This course provides an overview of palliative care with respect to philosophy, hospice, current approaches and trends, the multidiscipline team approach, and stress. Characteristics and concepts of death and grieving will be studied, as well as personal beliefs, attitudes and reactions related to life, illness, death and loss, and how these influence the care of the terminally ill and their families.

Proof of successful completion of an approved certificate program in health or social services or equivalent.

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.

Standard Fee - $293.20

Senior Fee  - $264.85

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at

Students may also purchase textbooks from a source of their choice, but the ISBN must match.

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Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.