Welcome to the HNHB Palliative Care Consultation Program; serving health care providers in Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand and Brant.


Our programs use an adult learning, case-based, learning-through-dialogue approach that blends classroom, on-line-reflections, as well as mentoring and coaching strategies to assist the learner in transferring knowledge to their practice.

Courses include:

  • The Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care
  • Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE)
  • Pain Assessment and Management for Nurses (PAM)
  • Advanced Palliative Care Education for Support Workers (ACE)

Learning Opportunities

In addition to formal courses and workshops, PCC’s promote learning by:

  • Facilitating the integration of knowledge into clinical practice utilizing best practice tools and recommendations
  • Assisting with referrals to other services and resources
  • Providing case-based education and mentoring for health care service providers across all settings

What is Palliative Care?

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association states that:

  • Palliative care aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying.
  • Palliative care is appropriate for any person and/or family living with a life-threatening illness due to any diagnosis.
  • Palliative care may complement or enhance disease-modifying therapy or it may become the total focus of care.
  • Palliative care is most effectively delivered by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers.
  • Norms of Practice

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