You care about and aspire to enhance quality of life for people living with acute or chronic life-threatening illnesses.

Registered nurses specializing in palliative care address the physical, psychosocial and spiritual concerns of these individuals and those close to them, focusing on life, end-of-life and bereavement processes.

Note: This program used to be known as a major in the Post-Basic Nursing Practice program. 

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Ensuring quality of life right up until the end of life.

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As nurses, we need to be able to stay current in our skills of assessing information because we’re going to have patients who are very much engaged in the information they’re asking about.
Student-inspired research
After one of her students in the Hospice Palliative Care program raised questions about the impact of PTSD on patients in end-of-life care, instructor Gail Couch took it upon herself to explore the idea further. Her research may surprise you.
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