Palliative Care

PSWR 1038

Course description

Students explore the role of the Personal Support Worker (PSW) in providing palliative and end-of-life care to support clients and their families. Reflecting on the concepts of loss, mourning and grief, students have an opportunity to discuss their personal feelings regarding death and dying. Students examine pain and common symptom management through pharmacological and non-pharmacological comfort measures.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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