de Souza Institute Systems Maintenance on December 17, 2018

November 21, 2018 |

We will be doing end of year cleanup on all of the de Souza web sites and systems on December 17, 2018. Please expect our sites to be offline and unavailable intermittently starting from 10 AM EST until 2 PM EST on that day.

Thank you for your patience and wishing you a great holiday season!

A Message for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – Because I Matter!

October 12, 2018

The theme for this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is “Palliative Care – Because I Matter!”. It aims to share our collective vision to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world, by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues. To raise awareness and understanding of the needs – medical, social, practical, spiritual – of people living with a life limiting illness and their families. To help support and develop hospice and palliative care services around the world.

In support of the organizing team at the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance we lend our voice to echo the sentiments that palliative care needs to be integrated into workforce training and that continuing professional development opportunities be made available.

To that end the de Souza Institute offers exceptional education opportunities for front line healthcare workers. Our Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care-Oncology (EPEC-O) onsite One-Day Workshop takes place in Toronto on November 9, 2018.

Additionally, the online course on Interprofessional Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (iEPECO) focuses on a person centred palliative care approach that addresses both physical and psychological challenges that patients and families encounter.

On this day we ask that you do your part to help raise awareness of palliative care. You can tweet or post on social media with the hash tags #‪becauseimatter or #WHPCDay18‬, you can have a conversation with a loved one or colleague, you can call on governments to listen to people who need or access palliative care or you can enroll in one of our palliative care courses. No gesture is too small or too big. It is up to all of us to ensure that dialogue continues and that we don’t leave those suffering behind.

New Workshop Available – Restoring Body Image after Cancer: (ReBIC) A Group Intervention to Address Cancer – Related Body Image Concerns

August 28, 2018 |

New Workshop Available – Restoring Body Image after Cancer: (ReBIC) A Group Intervention to Address Cancer – Related Body Image Concerns

Group of women in discussion

Cancer and its treatments have significant and persistent impacts on body image and related issues, often reducing quality of life.

This one day workshop will introduce a well-developed psychosocial group intervention – Restoring body Image after Breast Cancer (ReBIC) – which incorporates guided imagery exercises and psychotherapeutic techniques to help cancer patients confront and work through the issues with their body image related distress.

ReBIC was recently tested in a randomized controlled trial in breast cancer survivors, demonstrating improvements in body image and quality of life.

Relevant for: Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Researchers and other Allied Health Providers

Register before October 12

de Souza Institute provides oncology continuing education to nurses in Malawi

June 20, 2018 |

de Souza Institute offers over 30 online courses covering core competencies in oncology and/or palliative care.  These de Souza courses are standardized and updated annually to reflect the latest clinical practice guidelines. The breadth and range of topics covered by our courses allow health care organizations nationally and internationally to leverage de Souza education and … Read more

New Sexual Health Program to Benefit Female Cancer Survivors

June 12, 2018 | ,

Online support group provides resources for sexual functioning and quality of life Toronto, ON –  de Souza Institute, a national education and research centre specializing in oncology has been selected to receive a $75,000 grant from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Community Investment Program. Through the Cancer Chat Canada platform de Souza Institute will … Read more

Upcoming Developments: Pricing Policy

May 15, 2018 |

Thank you for your continued support and participation in de Souza Institute educational activities. Now in our 10th year, the Institute has offered a comprehensive roster of more than 30 evidence-based, clinically relevant continuing education courses to more than 10,000 front line health care professionals. We are committed to support your efforts, through professional development, … Read more