Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) Program

The Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) Program is designed to align with the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice (CHPCA 2002). CAPCE was developed in 2002 by the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program (PPSMCP) of Southwestern Ontario.

In 2013 and 2017 CAPCE was redesigned to be reflective of best practice, evidence-based hospice palliative care and knowledge translation strategies in order to effectively meet the needs of the learners. This six-month process was facilitated by experts in education design and knowledge translation, and informed by learner feedback, and local, regional and provincial clinical experts in hospice palliative care.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:

In order for the Nurse Practitioner (NP), Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to be eligible to participate in the CAPCE program, the following attributes/experience will be required:

  • – A minimum of 1 year experience caring for people with a progressive, life-limiting illness
  • – Ability and interest to function as a Resource Nurse, providing primary level support and advanced level knowledge and skills for care team members in his or her organization
  • – Ability and interest to coach others, facilitate change and be a role model
  • – Sensitivity to the impact of attitudes, behaviours, life experiences, values, thoughts and feelings on the well-being and quality of life from the perspective of all partners in care

Note: The Core Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care program is a prerequisite for the CAPCE program.

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New course beginning in Orillia in January 2019!

Monday January 14th*, Tuesday January 29th, Monday March 4th & Monday April 29th:

Orillia Common Roof, (Boardroom B) from 12:30-4:30pm

***Introduction/Coursework Pick-up: Monday Jan 14, 2:00-3:00pm

Cost: $400

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