In a recently released position paper, CANO has endorsed ongoing professional development of Canadian nurses involved in cancer care. Nurses working in cancer require specialised knowledge, skill and judgement.
The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) and the de Souza Institute are pleased to announce a collaboration to sustain the delivery of the continuing education courses under the Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology Distance Education (IPODE) project.
This one day workshop covers a comprehensive curriculum in palliative and end-of-life care topics, including core competencies in symptom management, ethical issues and communication skills in palliative care.
The program is adapted by EPEC™-O Canada from the original EPEC-O™ (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology) course funded by the National Cancer Institute. It is developed specifically for clinicians caring for people with cancer in hospitals and communities.
Our updated Course Calendar for 2015 and Spring 2016 is now available online, in print and PDF format!
This new calendar outlines key dates for enrollment into the wide selection of interprofessional courses we offer; as well as information about our de Souza designations and course packages. Many of the courses are offered three or more times a year!
de Souza Institute is proud to announce that work has begun on the Online Education Palliative End of life Care Oncology (OEPECO) course. This course is based on the EPEC™-O Canada curriculum and is being developed by a team of interprofessional experts. We anticipate the course will be available starting in 2016/2017.