Welcome teachers, workplace educators, practice leaders and more! Life & Death Matters is your partner for providing excellent competency-based palliative care education for PSWs and nurses. Our resources have been developed to support national and provincial healthcare competencies and are regularly reviewed and approved by various palliative care leaders. Since 2005, hundreds of colleges, universities, and organizations have chosen Life & Death Matters materials to support their teachers’ 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.
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 you engage students, support learning, and minimize instructor prep time. Created specifically for hospice and palliative care – and trialed and tested with learners of all skill levels – we know you’ll be satisfied.
Ready to use presentations that you can customize to your student’s learning needs and curriculum. Includes references, lecture tips, and learning activities.
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:
The Way Forward: An Integrated Palliative Approach to Care | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
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:
Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada
Standards and Principles of Practice for Nurses in the United States
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
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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.