The PSWs Essentials Online Package. Second Edition is an excellent option for continuing education, workshops, and self-guided instruction.

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PSWs Essentials Online Package 2nd Ed: Digital text, workbook, podcasts, videos


The PSWs Essentials Online Package, Second Edition provides students with the resources they need to meet competencies and to confidently and competently provide care for a dying person and their family. all the Life and Death Matters resources in a convenient online format.

Students have 24/7 access, and can learn at their pace, on their schedule, using the:

Learners will gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to feel confident and competent when providing palliative and end-of-life care.

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8 reviews for PSWs Essentials Online Package 2nd Ed: Digital text, workbook, podcasts, videos

  1. Dr. David Kenneth Wright, PhD, RN, CHPCN(C), Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa

    Stunning artwork, accessible text, relevant case studies, and up-to-date evidence are woven together to stimulate learning and reflection about palliative care philosophy and practice.

  2. Loomo access WP

    You will feel safe to explore your biases and understand Indigenous ways of knowing and being as recommended in the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.

  3. Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN, FPCN Professor and Director, Nursing Research, City of Hope Medical Center Principal Investigator, the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project

    The second edition of Integrating a Palliative Approach is, in fact, an essential resource for personal support workers. The book continues to be a unique resource providing comprehensive information regarding physical and psychosocial needs.

  4. Zola Goebel, Director, Sprott Shaw College, Lead Curriculum for Health Care Assistant curriculum

    The section on self-care, an area that students feel they do not need to study, contains concrete information on its importance and ideas for developing a plan for self-care.

  5. Pippa Hawley, B.Med, FRCPC (PM) Head, UBC Division of Palliative Care, and BC Cancer Pain and Symptom Management / Palliative Care Program Medical Leader

    This text is the resource for PSW education, for work- place education and independent study.

  6. Doris Barwich MD, CCFP (PC), Medical Director, British Columbia Centre for Palliative Care

    Kath and her team have done a wonderful job of integrating the most up-to-date frameworks for person-centred care and packaged nuggets of wisdom and experience in a digestible, accessible and visually attractive package.

  7. Andrea Leatherdale, RN, BScN, GDPI, PMEd, Professor, Practical Nursing, Centennial College

    This resource directly acknowledges the valuable role of the PSW as a knowledgeable and integral member of the inter-professional team, it is a ‘must-have’ resource for all front-line caregivers seeking ways to provide excellent care for others, while nourishing their practice for personal fulfilment.

  8. Nadine Valk, BA, MPA, Executive Director / Directrice générale. Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program

    [This] edition is a beautiful balance of practical, approachable, and inspirational. The touchstones take various new competency frameworks, breaks them into easily digestible snippets and ties everything together as part of a bigger whole.

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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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