de Souza Institute
Categories: Nursing, Interprofessional, Oncology, Palliative

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Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care (IHPC03APR20)


Janet Lovegrove

This course is designed to help health care professionals expand their knowledge about hospice palliative care issues. Participants will learn how to build their communication, assessment and symptom management skills as well as strategies for teaching patients in different hospice/palliative care settings. Finally the course aims to help teach the various roles of an interdisciplinary hospice palliative care team. 

Course Syllabus

Course Objectives

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

  1. Discuss and demonstrate a critical approach to hospice palliative care literature and care provision;
  2. Expand empirical and aesthetic knowledge about the current and relevant issues in hospice palliative care provision in Canada today;
  3. Develop various strategies for teaching clients and their family members in different hospice palliative care scenarios and care settings (e.g. urban/rural, hospital/home, hospice/home).

Course Requirements

To receive your certificate and a 0.25 credit toward your de Souza designation, you are required to complete:

  1. Complete a pre-course evaluation
  2. Complete all required readings and activities
  3. Participate in the discussion forums
  4. Complete the end-of-course assignment
  5. Complete a post-course evaluation

Time Commitment: Approximately 10 hours

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


Available to all health care professionals working along the cancer care continuum. This course is open to participants with any level of experience: from novice to experts.  


Payment must be received by March 30, 2020. For more information, please visit our Cancellation & No Show Policy.

Participants can pay for this course through ePortfolio by MasterCard or Visa, or send a cheque to:

de Souza Institute
700 Bay Street
Suite 1903
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z6
Last Day to Register
Mar 30, 2020
Course Starts
Apr 6, 2020
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Course Ends
May 18, 2020
Last Drop Date
Apr 10, 2020
Learning Hours
de Souza Designation Credits
0.25 credit under Therapeutic and Supportive Relationships