RPACE - education

​​​​​A variety of education opportunities are available to physicians, nursing, and allied health staff members, based on their work location, preferred education format, and individual needs.​

RPACE basic education

​The purpose of these sessions is to enhance clinician comfort using the identification and conversation tools and to allow for practice. Participants do not have to become trainers or unit-champions if they do not wish to do so.​

Visit the Learning Hub website to search for the appropriate Education Session in your community​.

​​All disciplines in acute and home and community care

* We recommend taking these courses close to each other if possible​

Long-term care and assisted living staff

VCH-wide ​RPACE Community of Practice​​

Additional education

Huddles and the Two Question Challenge

Huddles: Contact your local RPACE lead to organize huddles on your unit to cover identification, conversations, documentation, or communication components of RPACE​.

Two Question Challenge: This is a day-long initiative that is delivered to one unit at a time, challenging clinicians to try asking at least two questions from the Serious Illness Conversation Guide. ​

To learn more, see the Two Questi​on Challenge flyer​.

1:1 support

​Contact your local RPACE Lead to arrange 1:1 suppo​​​rt regarding any RPACE component. This can be done in person, by phone, or through email.​

Recorded webinars

RPACE has made its recorded webinars available on the Learning Hub.​

These webinars are aimed at sharing knowledge, best practices, and ideas to support the integration of a palliative approach into practice and improve goals of care conversations. With the support of skilled guest speakers, RPACE hopes that these webinars enhance your ability to identify who would benefit from a palliative approach, strengthen your advocacy for goals of care conversations, and improve your ability to provide exceptional person-centered care.

Some topics include:

  • Managing patient and family expectations in late-stage illness and active dying,
  • Language and cultural considerations in Goals of Care Conversations,
  • Exploring frailty, and
  • MOST vs Goals of Care vs Serious Illness Conversations​.

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