Our mission is to create resources that help front line caregivers, including Personal Support Workers (also known as Health Care Assistants, Nursing Assistants and Hospice Aides), provide excellent care for the dying person and their family.
I am very aware that many frontline caregivers will receive their education through courses and classes that you teach! I wanted to develop teaching resources that would be helpful for you. My goal was to provide you with an instructors guide that links the national education standards pertaining to hospice palliative end of life care, the Ontario provincial vocational learning outcomes with lesson plans making full use of the text book, workbook, along with the complimentary videos, podcast library and PPT teaching presentations (with lecture notes). The Instructors Guide ties all of these resources together, providing lesson plans, references, and ideas for further study.
Whether you would prefer to teach this palliative care education as a separate module, or whether you’d like to intersperse the material throughout your current curriculum, the choice is yours.
If you are new to hospice palliative care then I hope that the website, newsletter, videos and podcasts will provide you with a foundation of understanding and help you to teach the essentials.
If you are an experienced hospice palliative care nurse, I hope that the materials will reinforce what you know, and help you focus your classes for students to learn from your rich experience.
We hope to hear from you. We look forward to hearing from you. Please do drop us a note and let us know how teaching with these materials will be of help to you.