Palliative Care

Program Overview

Palliative care is provided to dying or terminally ill patients, who have an incurable disease, with the objective of improving the quality of life of the patient. This process involves the patient, the caregiver, and their family, and caregivers are responsible for relieving pain and distressing symptoms, as well as addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients. Palliative care is provided by health professionals who work together with a patient’s other service providers, functioning as an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage during a serious illness, and can be provided along with continuing curative treatment. This program is designed to provide knowledge to the students, to enable them to better understand the needs and emotional conditions of their clients in this difficult stage of critical illness.

Quick 2-day course. Become a residential care aide with our Palliative Care program and earn upto $23.80 per hour in the healthcare field.

Job Opportunities

  • Health care assistant
  • Residential long term care facilities
  • Extended care facilities
  • Residential care aide
  • Assisted living facilities

Wages

Earn up to $23.80/hour

Program Admission Requirements

An applicant must be 19 years old or older, and must have successfully completed the Health Care Assistant, or other health related regulated program.

Program Duration

14 hours /2 days

Fee Structure

PARTICULARS FEE
Tuition $175
Registration/Application $50
TOTAL $225

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

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