The course presents a psychosocial perspective on hospice/palliative care including self care and team issues, the impact of disease transitions and holistic care, counselling and bereavement support. The teaching staff comprises members of the Victoria Hospice psychosocial team along with professionals from allied agencies.
The program, now in its 12th year, is aimed at counsellors and social workers in acute, geriatric or community care; hospice/palliative care physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals; hospice bereavement coordinators or program coordinators; counsellors, social workers and spiritual care providers who are new to hospice palliative care.
p.s.: I work as spiritual care practitioner at Victoria Hospice and will be attending this course; also teaching sections on using ritual in end-of-life care and on mindfulness meditation techniques.