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
- Course #21007 - Palliative Approach to Care Online Module (1.5 hrs Online)
- Course #16021 - Serious Illness Conversation Guide (2 hrs Zoom Session) - Prerequisite: Complete the online module (Course #21007) prior to attendance -
* We recommend taking these courses close to each other if possible
Long-term care and assisted living staff
- Course #24463 - RPACE for Long Term Care (LTC) and Assisted Living (AL): Palliative Approach to Care Online Modules
VCH-wide RPACE Community of Practice
- Course #23268 - RPACE Community of Practice learning series- A platform for individuals to connect on a quarterly basis to continue to broaden their skillset regarding RPACE initiatives.
- Course #16022 - RPACE Advanced Training “Taking the Lead with Serious Illness Conversations” (Learning Hub virtual classroom)
- Course #25359 - RPACE Advanced Training "A Deeper Dive into Serious Illness Conversations" (Learning Hub virtual classroom)
- Course #25247 - Documentation of Goals of Care in VCH Paper Charts (Learning Hub e-learning)
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 Question Challenge flyer.
Contact your local RPACE Lead to arrange 1:1 support regarding any RPACE component. This can be done in person, by phone, or through email.
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.