Supporting Education for End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care Across Ontario
Supported by funding from the Government of Ontario, The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care collaborated with Algonquin College to create resources aimed at teaching personal support workers working in long-term care (LTC) about communication at end-of-life.
A variety of resources have been created surrounding communication at end-of-life, including online training modules, a webinar, an article from AdvantAge Ontario’s Action Update, information packages, and an FAQ. See below for links to these items.
Transitioning to end-of-life care can be a difficult time for a resident and their family. Everyone has their own thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about death and loss. Developing communication at end-of-life skills are crucial for LTC staff to foster therapeutic relationships with the residents and their families, increasing levels of comfort towards hospice and palliative care.
Educational resources developed collaboratively by Algonquin College and the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care.
Presented by Ruth Richardson, Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Educator at Algonquin College, this webinar recording helps with understanding the hospice palliative care approach to inform communication at end-of-life in LTC.
This PDF covers all of the details of the Communication at End-of-Life Education Fund for the 2018/19 year
This PDF highlights some of the frequently asked questions that may come up regarding the Communication at End-of-Life Education Fund for the 2018/19 year.
AdvantAge Ontario Article
This article written for AdvantAge Ontario’s Action Update in 2017 covers the highlights of the education fund, providing an overview of why the training is relevant and what it entails.