Where various Canadian studies have revealed the need of ‘rebranding’ Palliative Care in Ontario, Canada, a burst in aging population in the last decade led to a rapid increase in demand of better healthcare facilities and personnel. In the light of Canada’s aging population, the quality and availability of palliative care are emerging as a crucial issue and point of worry, for experts in the area.
Even by international standards, only a meager 0.28% of all doctors in Canada, are either working part-time or full-time as palliative care specialists. By comparison, as per the latest figures, Australia (0.38%) and the United States of America (0.52%) are doing much better than Canada. For internationally educated nurses (IENs) to qualify as palliative care and practitioners and nurses, INSCOL provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for enthusiasts to register for palliative care nursing programs in Canada. Aligned with the ‘National Norms and Principles of Practice’ that have been developed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association - the certificate program developed in partnership with the leading universities is designed to enhance the existing knowledge and skill of all healthcare providers who aspire to work for individuals living with terminal illnesses, or have done so in the past.
In the following nursing program, one undergoes rigorous mental and physical training to sustain the complex environmental pressure, while on duty serving patients with a diverse range of illnesses. From Palliative Care to to other key areas such as the psychosocial aspects and understanding death, which becomes the ultimate and final rule of this circle we are a part of. The other half of the program lays emphasis on Palliative care - Comfort, Ethics, Stimulation, and gives you a brief introduction to the other various interprofessional education and practice.
With the overall intention of personal enhancement and enrichment for people already working in the healthcare and humanitarian sector - INSCOL reasons with the rise in demand for better healthcare and is fast changing the scenario of the country through palliative care certification for nurses in Ontario. One can fall into the trap of thinking that more specialty care physicians are the solution to the problem of an aging population, but that is just a part. More than that, it is important to educate all healthcare providers up to a certain level, including family physicians and OPD doctors.
Training the primary healthcare providers can help this generation reduce their lingering health issues and moreover guarantee quality healthcare at every step.
Author’s Bio: The author is an avid blogger, and the article is about the need of palliative care specialists in Ontario, Canada.