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Gain the knowledge and expertise to provide palliative care!
Palliative care aims to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for those who are living with, and/or dying from, a progressive life-limiting illness.
Palliative caregivers must have a strong sense of empathy, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment.
Combining theory and hands-on practice, learn to assist patients and their families in addressing physical, cultural, psychosocial, social, spiritual and practical issues. Gain the skills to properly assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care in both normal and complex palliative situations.
The curriculum is based on standards of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and the Canadian Nurse Association.
You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Preclinical / Clinical Information
Admission & Registration
- Must be regulated/certified health care professional (e.g. RN, RPN, OT/PT, Social Worker, Dietician, Physician, etc.).
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Health and Nursing .
Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.
Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.
A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|Register||COMM10084||Communication And Informed Decision Making||42.00|
|N/A||HMNS10016||Loss, Grief & End Of Life Issues||42.00|
|N/A||HMNS10017||Professional Issues and Advocacy||42.00|
|Palliative Care - Introduction||X||X|
|Communication and Informed Decision Making||X|
|Loss, Grief & End of Life Issues||X|
|Professional Issues and Advocacy||X|
Frequently Asked Questions
Successful completion of the Palliative Care Certificate Program will enable the graduate to:
- Use specialized knowledge & skills to provide safe, competent care to the palliative care population and their families within scope of practice
- Discuss the psychosocial, cultural, ethical & political influences on palliative care
- Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care in both normal and complex palliative care situations within scope of practice
- Update and expand their scientific knowledge using a variety of resources and learning opportunities
- Utilize critical thinking skills in examining palliative care & practice issues
- Implementation and promote evidence-based practice through research utilization
- Promote family-centred care for the palliative population and their families
- Utilize principles of health education, adult learning, and the teaching-learning process to meet the learning needs of the palliative care population and their families
improves one's ability to provide effective, safe and satisfying service to patients and their families
- increases potential to find employment in various setting involved with care of palliative clients and their families