de Souza Institute

End-of-Life Care, Grief, and Loss (EPC Series) (EPCC)

End-of-Life Care, Grief, and Loss is the third course in de Souza Institute’s comprehensive Education in Palliative Care (EPC) course series.. The course series is built on the 2017 de Souza online course, Interprofessional Education in Palliative and End of Life Care – Oncology (iEPEC-O).

About the EPC Course Series 

The EPC course series consists of three courses that teach a comprehensive curriculum in palliative and end-of-life care: 

  • Course 01 - The Palliative Approach to Care (EPC Series)
  • Course 02 - Symptom Assessment and Management in Palliative Care (EPC Series)
  • Course 03 - End-of-Life Care, Grief, and Loss (EPC Series) 

These three courses cover a wide-range of competencies in providing person-centered care for patients living with serious illness such as cancer, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), heart failure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Completing all three courses in the series will earn you the de Souza Certificate in Palliative and End-of-Life Care. 

Course 03 - End-of-Life Care, Grief, and Loss

The End-of-Life Care, Grief, and Loss course builds upon what you have learned in course 01 – the Palliative Approach to Care. This third course is divided into two sections and five modules. The first section, End-of-life Care, covers the sensitive topics of withdrawing and withholding life-sustaining interventions and how to assess, manage and support the patient's family through the physiological changes of dying. The second section, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, covers how to help the patient, family, and care team to cope with loss, grief, and bereavement. Although you can complete the course modules at your own pace, you must complete all five modules, and the final quiz within five weeks of the course start date (this date can be found on the course information page in My Account).


Successful completion of the The Palliative Approach to Care (EPCA) course is required to register in this course.

Fee (CAD): $ 339.00