Palliative Care

Description Description

Palliative care is provided to dying or terminally ill patients, who have an incurable disease, with the objective of improving the quality of life of the patient. This process involves the patient, the caregiver, and their family, and caregivers are responsible for relieving pain and distressing symptoms, as well as addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients. Palliative care is provided by health professionals who work together with a patient’s other service providers, functioning as an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage during a serious illness, and can be provided along with continuing curative treatment. This program is designed to provide knowledge to the students, to enable them to better understand the needs and emotional conditions of their clients in this difficult stage of critical illness.

Job Opportunities Job Opportunities

  • Health care assistant
  • Residential long term care facilities
  • Extended care facilities
  • Residential care aide
  • Assisted living facilities

Wages Wages

Earn up to $23.80 per hour

Program Admission Requirements Program Admission Requirements

An applicant must be 19 years old or older, and must have successfully completed the Health Care Assistant, or other health related regulated program.

Program Duration Program Duration

14 hours /2 days

Fee Structure Fee Structure







This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.

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