Curriculum Mapping Can Help with Integrating Hospice and Palliative Care Content into Core Curriculum
At Life and Death Matters, we understand that instructors may experience significant barriers to integrating hospice and palliative care content into core curriculum, such as heavy teaching loads, tight timelines, or lack of specialty in hospice and palliative care. However, the research is clear that,
Nursing and PSW students benefit when they learn hospice and palliative care throughout their entire curriculum. Students report feeling better prepared and more confident when providing care for the dying person and family especially if instruction on death, dying, and hospice and palliative care began before students embarked on their first practicum.
Curriculum Mapping to easily integrate hospice and palliative care into core curriculum.
Mapping documents identify relevant Life and Death Matters resources to use for teaching each course topic, learning outcome or competency (depending on the document being mapped). You can DOWNLOAD examples of the current mapping documents for the BC Practical Nurse curriculum and the BC Health Care Assistant curriculum using the buttons below.
Example: Curriculum Mapping of BC HCA Program
Table 1 shows an example of a Curriculum Mapping Document.
With this information, instructors can easily see how to seamlessly integrate hospice and palliative care throughout the Practical Nurse and Health Care Assistant core curriculum. Curriculum Mapping provides guidelines for lesson planning and identifies ways to seamlessly integrate hospice and palliative care content throughout Practical Nurse and Health Care Assistant program. Students will benefit by learning the behaviours, knowledge and skills for integrating a palliative approach, and feel better prepared to provide care for the dying.
Table 1: Sample of Curriculum Mapping Document for BC HCA Program
Mapping CLPNA Competencies with Life and Death Matters Resources
In this webinar, you can see examples of the teaching PowerPoints™, text, learning activities, videos and podcasts from Life and Death Matters that map to the CLPNA competencies.
You’ll see the depth and breadth of the resources, and have a glimpse of how easy it can be to integrate hospice and palliative care into core curriculum. The Life and Death Matters resources breathe life into the palliative care content, enabling instructors to focus on their class room time.