This five-day, introductory course presents a psychosocial perspective on hospice palliative care including self-care and team issues, the impact of disease transitions and holistic care, counselling, and bereavement support. Victoria Hospice developed this course and has offered it since 1996. The course is instructed by the Victoria Hospice psychosocial team along with other professionals from their team and allied agencies.
This course is suited towards:
Counsellors and social workers in acute, geriatric or community care
Hospice/palliative care physicians, nurses, and other health professionals
Hospice bereavement coordinators or program coordinators
Spiritual care providers, counsellors, and social workers who are new to hospice/palliative care
Participants explore issues from both personal and professional perspectives. The course includes opportunities for reflection, experiential activities and small group discussions.
This course has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 29.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.
February 22-26, 2016 – Victoria, BC