The Understanding Palliative Care module is one way to learn about palliative care. See below for a list of other ways to improve knowledge and skills related to palliative care.
Dying to Know | Join Hospice Calgary monthly for their virtual education series. Includes practical information and self-care strategies for those who have serious illnesses or are providing care to someone who is.
Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care | An educational series developed by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to improve understanding of palliative care and to nurture churches that are Compassionate Communities.
Introduction to Palliative and End-of-Life Care | An online micro-course developed by Modern Caregiving Solutions available in seven languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Tagalog. Developed in Alberta, its seven lessons include introductions to palliative care and advance care planning as well as the topics of “managing pain and discomfort” and “emotional and spiritual support.”
Living My Culture | An extensive collection of short videos developed by Canadian Virtual Hospice. People from diverse cultures and speaking a variety of languages share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief to support others.
Roadshow | An educational workshop series to increase palliative care knowledge and skills organized by the Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association, the Roadshow is open to clinicians, volunteers and the general public, with options for in-person and virtual attendance.
The Waiting Room Revolution | A podcast to empower people to "unlock a better illness experience" by educating people about what to expect, ask and do when they face health crises. Co-hosted by a palliative care physician and a researcher, the podcast includes interviews with clinicians, patients and families.
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Hello, my name is Renzo. I’m recently retired and I'm an active volunteer with several local community organizations that assist seniors like me. I've noticed a real disconnect - while my community organizations want to help people, they all shy away from assisting people with life-limiting illnesses. This doesn't seem right.
I’d like to help my colleagues address this disconnect. Where should I start?