Palliative Interdisciplinary Education

Our palliative care courses support nurses and other providers, caregivers and volunteers with the education, latest knowledge and best practices to give the best care possible at end-of-life. 

Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care. This six-week course is open to volunteers, caregivers, community members or health-care providers.

Advanced Palliative Practice Skills (APPS) program. This six-week practical course is for health-care aides, personal support workers or hospice volunteers working or volunteering in hospice palliative care. 

Enhanced Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care (EFHPC). This two-week course is open to registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and registered practical nurses (RPNs) who have completed the Fundamentals training.

Comprehensive Advanced Hospice Palliative Care Education Program for Nurses (CAPCE). This 18-week course is designed to develop nurses as leaders and experts in hospice palliative care. It is open to RNs, NPs or RPNs with experience in palliative care who have completed the Fundamentals and Enhanced Fundamentals courses. 

Service Locations

Offered in the following locations

Benefits of our Palliative Interdisciplinary Education program

Care for caregivers

We give caregivers and hospice volunteers the knowledge and confidence to provide the best end-of-life care.

Improved access to care

Preparing providers with additional skills and knowledge means more clients will receive quality palliative care.

Better health & well-being

Skilled palliative care providers can offer the right support and improve the health and well-being of those receiving palliative care. 

Other VON services and programs you may be interested in:

Hospice at Home     Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation     

Sakura House / Residential Hospice

Not all services and programs are offered at all locations.