Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers

COURSE INFORMATION:

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Textbook: Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers, Katherine Murray

Course Fees: $975.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 45 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education
Registration: Nativetc.com



COURSE OVERVIEW

This book was written specifically for personal support workers, healthcare assistants, nurse’s aides, community support workers. It will engage you with its warmth and heart and provide you with the necessary resources and tools to respond to the needs of the dying and their families. Filled with practical strategies, stories of caregiving, and real-life scenarios, integrating a Palliative Approach will increase your confidence, and competence, in providing compassionate care for the dying. In reading this book, you will learn the importance of:

  • Integrating a palliative approach into the care of people with any life-threatening disease, early in the disease process, across all care settings

  • Developing a reflective practice and maintaining therapeutic boundaries

  • Communicating with the person, family and health care team, and how to avoid roadblocks and open the doors to conversation


TRAINING LOCATIONS

North Bay Campus or Online – www.nativetc.com


Part 1: Preparing to Care
Part 2: Understanding the Dying Process
Part 3: Integrating a Palliative Approach into Caregiving
Part 4: Increasing Physical Comfort
Part 5: Providing Psychosocial Care
Part 6: Caring in the Last Days and Hours
Part 7: Caring for You!

Skill & Knowledge Competencies:

  • Reflect on one’s personal reaction to death, dying and grief.

  • Describe the process of dying.

  • Provide emotional support for the client and his/her family.

  • Describe palliative, hospice and end of life care.

  • Observe signs of pain, report appropriately and follow identified pain management strategies in care

  • Provide comfort care for the client and his/her family.

  • Provide emotional support for the client and his/her family.

  • Describe the process of dying.

  • Respect spiritual and cultural practices relating to death, dying, and after life.

  • Provide emotional support for the client and his/her family.

  • Recognize signs of expected death.

  • Provide care for the client at the time of death and after.

  • Provide support for the family at the time of the client’s death and immediately after.