Health Professionals
Health Professionals
Palliative Care Front-Line Education Program

This three-day workshop has been designed to enhance the care provided to palliative care patients and their families in all care settings in Nova Scotia. It provides education to all members of the interprofessional front-line care team and to students in the Practical Nursing and Continuing Care Assistant programs.

This interactive program includes lectures, exercises, small and large group discussions, and the application of theory to real life scenarios.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to  Palliative Care
  • Communication 
  • Personal, Cultural, Spiritual and Diversity Considerations
  • Family Centered Care
  • Fundamentals of Pain and Symptom Management
  • Personal Care, Pain and Symptom Management
  • Pediatric Care
  • Preparing for Death
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Caring for the Care Provider

The program is offered in the Health Zones of the Nova Scotia Health Authority and through the Nova Scotia Community College, private career academies and Continuing Care Assistant Employers. The Palliative Care Front Line Education program is a component of the core curriculum for Practical Nurses and Continuing Care Assistants trained in Nova Scotia.

For information on the Palliative Care Front-Line Education Program as part of the core curriculum for the Nova Scotia Community College Practical Nursing and Continuing Care Assistant program, contact the college at (902) 491-4911, or toll free at 1-866-679-6722. You can also find information on their website at www.nscc.ca.

Have a look at our Upcoming Education Sessions for specific sessions offered in the Health Zones in Nova Scotia.

For more information about the Palliative Care Front-Line Education Program, please contact: Brian Taylor, Project Officer, Education Cancer Care Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 473-5106 E-mail: ccns.nshealth.ca

This site was last updated March 23, 2015