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:
- Online text, Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers, Second Edition ISBN 978-1-926923-16-1
- Online workbook, Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers, Second edition ISBN 978-1-926923-17-8
- Podcasts — Strengthen communication skills, learn best practice skills with podcasts. Featuring succinct, and engaging role-plays, and informative talks on key palliative care topics.
- Videos — Visually engaging videos help establish foundational knowledge of palliative care skills, principles, and practices. This on-demand education provides the ABCs of HPC! Convenient 24/7 access to videos will build the capacity to provide compassionate hospice and palliative care.
Learners will gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to feel confident and competent when providing palliative and end-of-life care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.