Complex Palliative Care Management across the Continuum


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ext: 22170

Health Leadership & Learning Network,
Faculty of Health

019 HNES Building
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Palliative Care Management Across the Continuum - An Introduction: Inter-professional Approach to the End of Life Journey -  From Diagnosis to Peaceful Passing


Why attend this Workshop?

This course will provide participants with specialized knowledge in the assessment, pain management, physical, and emotional supports of palliative care patients and families across the continuum. The attendants will learn current inter-professional care approaches that are therapeutic - from diagnosis to last days and hours of life


  • For individual care providers and care coordinators – enhance your knowledge if you are new to palliative care and refresh your knowledge if you are an experienced care provider
  • For Organizations – Improve care excellence for clients and their families

What will you learn?

  • Through lectures, discussion, and case-based learning, participants will understand the palliative care definition, philosophy, and approach to palliative care management across the continuum
  • Participants will understand the role of adjuvant therapies in palliative care. Risk benefit ratios and decision-making that supports quality of life
  • An interactive format will support learning related to complex pain assessment and management. Participants will learn current dosing guidelines, scheduling, and treatments using real scenarios in palliative care
  • Participants will learn to support a ‘good death’ through specialized symptom management. Participants will learn to support patients, families, and caregivers by understanding total suffering and anticipatory grief

Who would benefit from this Workshop?

  • Nurses, PSW's ,RPN's, healthcare leadership teams (NP, APN, managers)
  • Care Coordinators – who triage and refer patients
  • Recent graduates from nursing programs planning to work in palliative care
  • Caregivers - e.g family members or other caregivers who are involved in providing palliative care supports in hospital, community, and LTC setting would benefit from this course


All materials presented are patient-centered, focused on what and how patients wish to receive palliative care, and in the setting of their choice.

This course will cover Palliative Care Core Competencies.  Background knowledge of palliative care or experience is not a pre-requisite for the course

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Program Session Date

October 20th, 2014

1 day program 9:00am- 4:30pm

Location: 4700 Keele St. on York campus


Registration Information:

Price: $ 280.00 plus13% HST for each individual.

Fee includes the workshop, snacks and refreshments.


Group Rates:  please call 416-736-2100 x22170 to inquire about a rate for your group.


Complete the Registration form and

  • Fax to (416) 736-5078   or
  • Email:   or
  • Mail  registration form to:
  • Health Leadership & Learning
  • Network Rm 019 HNES Building
  • York University, 4700 Keele Street
  • Toronto, ON M3J 1P3


Contact Information:

Phone: 416 736 2100 ext 22170