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Fall 2016 Education Day

This Fall’s Education Day is being held at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club on October 26. Our guest speakers include Alex Lang, PhD, Canadian Head of Medical Affairs for Mylan Pharmaceuticals; April Coulter, RN, Corporate Nursing Consultant and Lead for Pain and Palliative Care with Extendicare Eastern Operations; and Rosemarie Lindau, Program Consultant and co-Lead with April Coulter. Dr. Lang will be speaking about pain management . April and Rosemarie have created a program titled “My Wishes”which is designed to encourage communication about about end-of-life choices. It will certainly be a great day for learning!

To register please contact at Hospice Peterborough.

Please note: the deadline for registration has been extended to October 20, 2016. 

Click for My Wishes Brochure 


Hospice Peterborough’s Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Service (PPSMCS) offers three courses each year. To get more information on these courses and when they are offered or to register please contact Louise Golledge at Hospice Peterborough.

Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care is a six week certificate program for all health care providers who want to become more comfortable discussing death and dying. Graduates will have an increased awareness of and sensitivity to the unique issues that palliative clients and their families face.

Enhanced Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care is offered to RNs, RPNs, and NPs who have completed the Fundamentals Core and want to further develop their capacity related to hospice palliative care.

The Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) Program is offered to RPNs, RNs, and NPs. This five month program combines the “art” and “science” of Hospice Palliative Care. CAPCE focuses on the development and role of the nurse as a Hospice Palliative Care resource for the interprofessional team in long-term care homes, agencies, hospitals, and communities. The course takes a minimum of 18 weeks to complete. Eligibility for CAPCE includes successful completion of both the Core and Enhanced programs.