Advanced Palliative Care Education – A.C.E.







Building on the Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care Program, ACE focuses on the support worker’s scope of practice in relation to the foundational concepts of Hospice Palliative Care.

ACE Eligibility:

  • Completion of the Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care Course
  • Must be a health care provider in a supportive role caring for people with a progressive, life-limiting illness (i.e. Personal Support Worker, Health Care Aide, Recreational Therapist, Volunteer, Social Worker etc.)

Performance Objectives:

  • Develop trust and therapeutic relationships with the people and families you care for
  • Learn effective ways to communicate with people with cognitive impairments
  • Identify your role in maintaining confidentiality
  • Enhance your team communication skills
  • Learn ways to recognize and manage conflict
  • Develop a self-care plan
  • Appreciate the importance of the support worker role in observing and reporting issues in the physical domain
  • Learn strategies for relieving pain, breathlessness, confusion and other symptoms

Completion Requirements:

  • 100% attendance at the three in-person sessions
  • Completion of two practical application assignments
  • Sharing of practical application assignments with other learners at the beginning of session two and three
  • Completion of evaluation after each session

Current Course Offerings:

8 Crescent Road, Huntsville
Fridays April 12th, April 26th, May 10th, 2019

Cost: $35
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