Palliative and Compassionate Care

Palliative and Compassionate Care

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This 14 hour program works to prepare you to care and support those individuals and/ or families who are living with a life-limiting illness or coping with grief. You will cover topic areas including the role of the massage therapist, death and dying, comfort measures, listening and responding, spiritual care, loss, grief and bereavement. You will also look at exploring your personal attitudes towards death and dying, deepen your self-awareness, and understand the importance of self-care.

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This 14 hour program works to prepare you to care and support those individuals and/ or families who are living with a life-limiting illness or coping with grief. You will cover topic areas including the role of the massage therapist, death and dying, comfort measures, listening and responding, spiritual care, loss, grief and bereavement. You will also look at exploring your personal attitudes towards death and dying, deepen your self-awareness, and understand the importance of self-care.

Instructor

Sheila Bergman, W.C. (Hon.), RMT, is an instructor at Wellington College. In 1998 she became the massage therapist for the residents of the Middlechurch Home. From 2001-2007, Sheila was a volunteer member of the Palliative Care Team there and served as chair from 2005- 2007.  In 2004, she was a guest speaker at the Hospice and Palliative Care Manitoba Care Conference and has since facilitated the Compassionate Care course numerous times both at Middlechurch and Wellington College