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Hospice Training Course

Twice a year, Hospice Prince Edward offers a 30 hour Hospice Palliative Care Volunteer Training program. This training course requires a commitment of three hours a week for ten weeks. The course is required for all hospice residential and community visiting volunteers.

This ten week course brings volunteers together for a time of learning, sharing and relationship building. The training program provides the knowledge and support that is needed to work one-on-one with clients, or simply providing clients with companionship.

The Modules in the course include:

  • Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care
  • Volunteer Role & Understanding Professional Boundaries
  • Communication SKills
  • Paint & Symptom Management
  • Understanding the Dying Process
  • Spirituality
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Care for the Caregiver
  • Family
  • Ethics
  • Psycho-social Issues and Impact of Illness
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Body Mechanics and Assists

This Hospice Prince Edward Volunteer Training Manual, Palliative Care and Grief & Bereavement Support is approved by the Hospice and Palliative Association of Ontario.