For Workplace Education


Welcome PSWs, nurses, practitioners, and healthcare leaders. Life & Death Matters is your partner for ongoing workplace education in palliative and end-of-life care. 

Developed by a team of experienced nurses and healthcare professionals, the Life & Death Matters textbooks, workbooks, and resource materials are a valuable resource for supporting both personal and staff palliative education goals. Written to support national and provincial competencies, the Life & Death Matters resources and materials have also been translated into multiple languages to provide tailored education for Personal Support Workers and nurses.

Healthcare Education
Supporting in last days and hours

FREE Webinars for Personal Support Workers

These FREE WEBINARS for PSWs will provide both education and inspiration.

Register now for these monthly learning opportunities for Personal Support Workers engaged in long term, acute, community, hospice and palliative care.

PSW Resources

Are you a Personal Support Worker, Health Care Assistant, Continuing Care Assistant, Nurse’s Aide, Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, or Medical Assistant?

If you are working with people experiencing a life-limiting illness, these resources are for you. Filled with practical strategies, stories of care-giving, and real-life scenarios your Life & Death Matters textbooks, workbooks, and resources will help you learn how to integrate a palliative approach into your care practice. When you learn the skills, attitudes and knowledge of providing a palliative approach to care, you will feel more confident, you will be able to enhance comfort and improve the quality of life for the dying person and their family.

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:

Nursing Resources

Nursing in any environment, from hospice to long-term care to acute care, means that you touch the lives of patients with life-limiting illnesses. Life & Death Matters developed the following resources, based on national and provincial competencies, to help nurses around the globe integrate a palliative approach in their practice.

Illustrated and printed in full colour, our nursing-specific texts and materials include a wide range of activities that help to develop self-awareness, best practices, practical skills in hospice and palliative care, and skills for supporting patients and families through dying, death, loss and grief. Importantly, you will also learn strategies for enhancing relational skills and the vital development of self-care as a practice.

Nursing Resources Spanish

Esta es su guía para integrar un enfoque paliativo en su práctica. La calidad de vida de las personas con una enfermedad limitadora de la vida puede mejorarse integrando un enfoque paliativo en su cuidado.

Este libro sera de gran ayida para cada proesional de enfermeria que brinda atnecion tanto a last personas en vias de morir como a su familia, ya sea en un centro de atencion a largo plazo, cuidados agudos, en una sala de emergencias o cuidados intensivos, en una unidad de cuidados paliativos o a domicolio.

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

When you purchase a Life & Death Matters textbook package, you get exclusive access to a range of support materials and resources to assist you in your learning. With open access to our extensive Resource Library, feel free to listen and learn at school, at home, or when traveling – as many times as you want! Topics include Standard Assessment Tools, Enhancing Comfort and Managing Symptoms, Psychosocial Issues, Grief, Dementia and more. 

Watch and listen to a few sample resources below, then sign-in to your account to get full access to our growing Resource Library.

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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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