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Categories: Nursing, Interprofessional, Oncology, Palliative, Primary Care

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Interprofessional Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care - Oncology (iEPEC-O) - (EOLC00ODM19)

Facilitator(s):

None - Self Directed Learning.   Development was led by (in last name alphabetical order): Susan Blacker, MSW, RSW, Paul Daeninck, MD, MSc, FRCPC and Judy Simpson, RN, BN, MEd, CHPCN(C)

This self-directed online course covers a comprehensive curriculum in palliative and end-of-life care topics, including core competencies in symptom management, ethical issues and communication skills in palliative care. The program is adapted from EPEC™-O Canada materials and the original EPEC™-O (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology) course funded by the National Cancer Institute.

The vision of the iEPEC-O online course is to support all health care providers who care for people with cancer and other serious illnesses, and help in the delivery of high quality palliative and end-of life-care to patients and families wherever they live. The course builds on the strength of the existing workshop based curriculum and incorporates recommendations from “The Way Forward” report on person centred approaches. It enhances learning outcomes by leveraging powerful online graphic illustration, interactive activities and audio-visual demonstration of core palliative care competencies.

This continuing education event is held under the auspices of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and de Souza Institute, University Health Network.

Accreditation:

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+:
    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 17.0 Mainpro+ credits.

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1:
    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University. You may claim a maximum of 17.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Course Syllabus

This course offers the following:

  • Latest literature on the advances in palliative care
  • Tools to support patients and their care givers
  • Case studies demonstrating clinical application of the last guidelines and clinical pathway
  • Best practice videos showcasing holistic palliative care approach based on the principles of interdisciplinary and person-centred care

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe a holistic approach addressing hospice palliative care needs
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in evidence-based symptom management and end-of-life care
  3. Apply a person-centred approach involving the interdisciplinary team, patients and families 

Part 1: Required Modules
Complete all 13 modules

  • Module 1. Palliative Care in Canada
  • Module 2. Communicating Effectively
  • Module 3. Comprehensive Assessment
  • Module 4. Negotiating Goals of Care & Advance Care Planning
  • Module 5. Working with Families Part 1: Key Concepts
  • Module 6. Working with Families Part 2: Conducting a Family Meeting
  • Module 7. Introduction to Pain and Symptom Management
  • Module 8. Withdrawing and Withholding Treatments, including nutrition and hydration
  • Module 9. When Death is Near
  • Module 10. Conflict Resolution
  • Module 11. Loss, grief and bereavement
  • Module 12. Cultural and Spiritual Diversity
  • Module 13. Work/Life Balance

Part 2: Electives Modules
Select any or all of the elective modules

  • Module 14. Depression and Anxiety
  • Module 15. Pharmacological Management of Pain
  • Module 16. Symptom Management: Delirium, Nausea/Vomiting, and Dyspnea
  • Module 17. Loss, Grief, and Bereavement - Part 2: Bereavement Care

Course Syllabus: To view the course syllabus, please click HERE

Eligibility

This course promotes an interprofessional team based approach and is designed for any health professional caring for palliative and end of life care patients. 

This continuing education event is held under the auspices of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and de Souza Institute, University Health Network.

Accreditation:

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+:
    This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 17.0 Mainpro+ credits.

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1:
    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University. You may claim a maximum of 17.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

 

Funding Opportunities: Please click HERE for more details.

Group pricing is available when you have 3 or more courses or participants. Click HERE for more details.

Payment must be received before you have access to the course. For more information, please visit our Cancellation & No Show Policy.

Participants can pay for this course online with a credit card, or send a cheque to:

de Souza Institute
700 Bay Street
Suite 1903
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z6

You will immediately gain access to the course materials and have 10 weeks* after enrollment to complete all required activities.

*Course Duration
10 weeks
Fee (CAD)
$735.00

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Learning Hours
35
de Souza Designation Credits
1 credit under Treatment and Delivery of Evidence Based Care
Where
eLearning
Prerequisites

It is highly recommended that participants that do not have palliative care experience take the course “Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care” first before registering in this course.