Curriculum Mapping

Integrating Hospice and Palliative Care into Core Curriculum

At Life and Death Matters, we understand that instructors may experience significant barriers to integrating hospice and palliative care content into core curriculum, such as heavy teaching loads, tight timelines, or lack of specialty in hospice and palliative care. However, the research is clear that,

Nursing and PSW students benefit when they learn hospice and palliative care throughout their entire curriculum. Students report feeling better prepared and more confident when providing care for the dying person and family especially if instruction on death, dying, and hospice and palliative care began before students embarked on their first practicum.

Use our Curriculum Mapping Documents to easily integrate hospice and palliative care into core curriculum.

The mapping documents identify the relevant Life and Death Matters resources to use for teaching each course topic, learning outcome or competency (depending on the document being mapped). You can DOWNLOAD the current mapping documents for the BC PN curriculum and the BC HCA curriculum using the buttons below.

If you are interested in viewing mapping documents for your curriculum, please contact us.

Using Curriculum Mapping Documents

Table 1 shows an example of a Curriculum Mapping Document. With this information, instructors can easily see how to seamlessly integrate hospice and palliative care throughout the PN and HCA core curriculum. Use these Curriculum Mapping Documents to guide lesson planning and seamlessly integrate hospice and palliative care content throughout PN and HCA core curriculum. Students will benefit by learning the behaviours, knowledge and skills for integrating a palliative approach, and feel better prepared to provide care for the dying.

Table 1: Sample of Curriculum Mapping Document for BC HCA Program

Webinar: Mapping CLPNA Competencies with Life and Death Matters Resources

In this webinar, you can see examples of the teaching PowerPoints, text, learning activities, videos and podcasts from Life and Death Matters that map to the CLPNA competencies. You’ll see the depth and breadth of the resources and have a glimpse of ho easy it can be to integrate hospice and palliative care into core curriculum. The Life and Death Matters resources breathe life into the palliative care content, enabling instructors to focus on their class room time.