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.
- 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)
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