For Educators


Life and Death Matters is your trusted partner in providing comprehensive and effective competency-based palliative care education for college programs, hospices, and long-term care facilities. Our wide range of products is specifically designed to meet the unique needs and requirements of both academic institutions and LTC facilities, ensuring that students, educators, staff and volunteers have access to the tools and resources they need to excel in their roles and deliver compassionate care to patients and families.

Since 2005, hundreds of colleges, universities, and organizations have chosen Life & Death Matters materials to support their educators’ and students’ education.

We know that educators are busy. To help you provide the best education based on core palliative care competencies and decrease preparation time, we have prepared a host of companion teaching/learning resources including podcasts, videos, PPTs lecture notes, instructor’s guides and more to help with curriculum mapping.

Educator Resources

Textbook & Companion Resources

With the combined experience of over 60 years of being “in the hot seat,” as instructors, facilitators, and presenters, the following materials have been developed specifically to help engage students, support learning, and minimize instructor prep time. Created specifically for hospice and palliative care – and trialled and tested with learners of all skill levels – we know you’ll be satisfied.

From beginner-friendly introductions to in-depth information for seasoned professionals, our collection of educational books and companion resources cover a wide range of topics in palliative care. Whether you’re looking to understand symptom management, communication techniques, or ethical considerations, our books offer valuable insights and practical strategies.

Teaching Resources

PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoint Presentations

Ready to use presentations that you can customize to your student’s learning needs and curriculum. Includes references, lecture tips, and learning activities.

Instructor's Packages

Instructor's Packages

We provide everything you need to bring the hospice and palliative care content into your core curriculum including print and digital texts, workbook, podcasts, videos and more.
Curriculum Mapping Services

Curriculum Mapping Services

We are proud to offer curriculum mapping services to help you meet the hospice and palliative care curriculum standards of your program.

Foundation for PSW Texts and Companion Resources

The text Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers and companion resources are based on, and incorporate the principles, practices, and standards from the following organization and documents:

Foundation for Nurses Texts and Companion Resources

The text, Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Nurses, and companion resources are based on, and incorporate the principles, practices and standards from the following documents:

Codes of Ethics

International Council of Nurses Code of Ethics

Canadian Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses

Code of Ethics for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in Canada

American Nurses Association Code of Ethics

Trial Instructor's Resources

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Courtney Murrell is a PSW who works in hospice palliative care.

When she is not at work, she is spending time with her family, going on hikes or writing. Courtney is a lifelong learner and loves to share her passion for writing as a wellness practice.

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