Companioning the Dying

Cost: $35.00 + GST Reference ID: GIHE-623

Course Overview

Are you thinking of volunteering in the Community, or do you want to learn more about supporting people who are palliative and/or nearing end of life? This “Companioning the Dying” course will help prepare you to assist individuals and their families and caregivers with palliative and end-of-life support.

Companioning the Dying will cover topics such as:
-the difference between hospice and palliative care including the concept of the Circle of Care
-the trajectory and signs and symptoms of a life limiting diagnosis
-the role of a volunteer including the different skills for active listening
-hospice volunteer dos and don’ts
-signs and symptoms for when a person is getting closer to passing
-Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) will be addressed
-self-care for the volunteer/care giver