Advance your health care career with courses from PACE for PSWs!

PACE for PSWs is a collaborative education project between Canadian leaders in palliative care education and training, the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and Health Canada.

Written specifically for personal support workers, health care workers, you can learn the skills you need to provide hospice, palliative and end-of-life care.

Because every health care provider takes care of the dying person and family

Based on the materials from the highly acclaimed Second Edition of the text, Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers (2020) and offered in an easy-to-use, online environment.

Beginning September 2021, each course provides a minimum of 3 hours of interactive education on essential topics in palliative care for direct care providers.

Isn’t it time to take care of you, so you can provide care for others?

These highly-interactive, online courses will support you to meet the British Columbia competencies for health care assistants, and the Ontario competencies for personal support workers.

Course Webinar: Integrating a Palliative Approach

PSW/HCAs are acknowledged as vital members of the team, providing a palliative approach in the community, residential and long term care. Learn about your role as a PSW/HCA in providing care, and communicating information when integrating a palliative approach.

Guest speaker: Elizabeth Causton, MSW.

Course Webinar: Communication Strategies with Elizabeth Causton

January 6 2021

Guest speaker, Elizabeth Causton, (MSW, Palliative care counselor), shares information about recognizing and avoiding roadblocks to communication when providing palliative and end-of-life care. Elizabeth is passionate about providing psychosocial care and preparing caregivers to support people. Her presentations illuminate common issues in communication and provide practical solutions.

Course Webinar: Palliative Care and End of Life Journey

“I don’t know what to say”

Life and Death Matters is pleased to announce the launch of the online education program for Personal Support Workers  (PSWs) / Health Care Assistants (HCAs).

The first course in the online program for PSWs is titled, “I don’t know what to say”: Preparing to care, communicate, and connect.

In this webinar, Elizabeth Causton discusses the concept of “a good death, a bad death” and ways to support an appropriate death for that person.

Save My Spot

The online courses for PSWs / HCAs will start in September 2021.

We can send you a reminder when the courses are open to save your spot!

Just fill out the form below. We take care of the rest.

  • If you are interested in online palliative care education, please complete the form below and you will be notified as soon as our online education is available.
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