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Core 1

Introduction to Core Concepts in Hospice Palliative Care


Core 1 is a 24-hour program that provides a basic introduction to hospice and palliative care for professionals, volunteers and caregivers. Participants will learn about, discuss and participate in modules which include: personal perspectives, communication skills, infection control and delegated acts, spirituality, grief and bereavement, pain and symptom management, family dynamics, culture and ethics, caregiver support and advanced care planning. The course is delivered in eight 3-hour interactive modules, in a variety of formats. There may be other variations to the module schedule from time to time. The order of sessions may vary from series to series.

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Starting in January 2024 the winter and summer sessions will be Zoom only and the Spring and Fall sessions will be in person only at Margaret Bahen Hospice.

Winter 2024 - Zoom Only

Thursday, January 11th - February 29th, 2024 (6pm – 9pm)




Spring 2024 - In Person Margaret Bahen Only

Thursday, April 18th - June 6th , 2024

(6pm – 9pm)

Registration Closed

Summer 2024 - Zoom Only

Thursday, July 11th to August 29th, 2024

(6pm – 9pm)




Fall 2024 - In Person Margaret Bahen Only

Thursday, October 17th to December 5th , 2024 (6pm – 9pm)

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