Course Description

Building on the Alberta Health Care Aide Certificate program curriculum, this course is designed for health care aides caring for people living with life-limiting illnesses to enhance the capacity of learners to support and care for the dying person and their family.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the dying process
  • Hospice palliative care and integrating a palliative approach
  • Increasing physical comfort using palliation
  • Providing psychosocial care
  • Caring in the last days and hours
  • Caregiver self-care 

Required resources: Personal Support Workers package (text/workbook/podcasts/videos) available for purchase from Life & Death Matters.




Course Offerings

Any-time Online

Use the provided course materials and progress at your own pace at home. Support is available via telephone and email.

Start/End Date

Feb 6, 2019 - May 6, 2019




$199.00 CAD

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