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Core 1

Introduction to Core Concepts in Hospice Palliative Care


Core 1 is a 33 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 eleven 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.


This course is being offered In Person with a Hybrid Zoom model as of January 11, 2024. The Zoom component are for those participants who live and work outside of York Region. Being In person can bring about better interaction and builds peer support that is a valuable tool  for your volunteer journey.

Winter 2024 - Zoom

Thursday, January 11th – March 23rd, 2024 = 33 hours. (6pm – 9pm)


Spring 2024 - In-Person/Zoom

Thursday, April 11th – June 20th, 2024 = 33 hours. (6pm – 9pm)


Summer 2024 - In-Person/Zoom

Thursday, July 11th – Sept 19th, 2024 = 33 hours. (6pm – 9pm)


Fall 2024 - In-Person

Thursday, October 3rd – December 12th, 2024 = 33 hours. (6pm – 9pm)


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