These educational resources were developed collaboratively by Algonquin College and the Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long Term Care. The development of these materials was supported with funding from the Government of Ontario through the Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long Term Care. The views expressed in these resources are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.
Click on the link above to download this resource. This facilitator’s guide is a supplementary resource to the four “Communication at End-of-Life” modules. Its purpose is to offer facilitators in long-term care (LTC) a number of learning activities that may support them in delivering all four modules. Drawing on adult education theory – which stresses that adults learn best in environments where their own learning and experience are integrated into the teaching – this guide provides facilitators with strategies and exercises that encourage participants to think about new ideas and best practices in end-of-life care.
Click on the link above to download the document. This module is the first of four educational modules, to be used with the Facilitator’s Guide, aimed at helping those working in long-term care (LTC) to better communicate with dying residents and their families. All four modules provide facilitators a number of learning activities that may support them when delivering in-service education sessions on hospice palliative care. Module 1 begins with participants’ thoughts and attitudes – and how these inform individual and societal ideas – and introduces participants to hospice palliative care.
Click on the link above to download the document. Module 2 encourages participants to think about their own thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about death, dying, aging, and loss. It introduces a wide range of ways that residents (and their families) may be experiencing these issues at this time in their lives.
Click on the link above to download the document. Module 3 introduces the importance of increasing comfort, awareness, and skills in building and sustaining relationships with residents (and their families).
Click on the link above to download the document. Module 4 focuses on participants actively developing comfort, awareness, and skills in building and sustaining therapeutic relationships with residents who are at end-of-life.