Developing emotionally intuitive competency-based palliative care skills
Competency in palliative care demands that healthcare providers develop skills, enhance knowledge, and cultivate compassion. The CHCA’s eiCOMPASS Project is actively supporting home-based palliative care providers in this pursuit. Collaborating nationwide, we’re facilitating the adoption of the Canadian Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Competency Framework. Our Emotional Intelligence training courses and tools are empowering frontline care providers to effectively handle complex emotional situations using emotional intelligence skills essential for high-quality interdisciplinary team-based care.
Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced more than $2.1 million in funding over three years to the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) to improve the quality of home-based palliative care through the eiCOMPASS project.
Setting the Standard for Palliative Care
The Canadian Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Competency Framework establishes a minimum national standard for palliative care in Canada. It provides a comprehensive outline of core competencies for offering exceptional palliative care. For home-based palliative care providers, the Competency Framework provides a roadmap for ensuring holistic, individualized, and culturally sensitive care.
Expert Perspectives on the Framework
Recognized leaders in the field of paliative care in Canada are championing the Competency Framework as a tool for planning and excuting team-based care, educating and preparing new providers, enhancing equitable access to care, ensuring patient-centred compassionate care and setting a benchmark standard for pallitive care in Canada.
Read about palliative care experts’ views on the value and use of the Canadian Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Competency Framework.
Emotional Intelligence and Palliative Care
In palliative care, health and social care providers assist patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life decisions. This role encompasses not just medical care, but also profound emotional support.
Developing and using emotional intelligence skills fosters an attitude that elevates palliative care competencies beyond mere skills and knowledge. As home-based palliative care providers adopt the Competency Framework, enhancing their staff’s skills, knowledge, and attitudes, the CHCA is actively supporting organizatons by introducing Emotional Intelligence courses and tools
By understanding and addressing the emotional needs of patients and their families, care becomes more patient-centered and compassionate. Healthcare providers with strong emotional intelligence work effectively in teams, enhancing collaboration and communication to ensure consistent, responsive care.
Discover how leveraging emotional intelligence benefits patients, families, and healthcare providers, and explore the top five EI skills every healthcare provider should possess.
Emotional Intelligence (EI) Training Courses
A series of microlearning courses in emotional intelligence, each aligned with the 12 domains of Palliative Care in the Competency Framework. These interactive courses present skills and simple behaviours that can be practiced daily to enhance emotional intelligence.
The 15-minute microlearning courses enable learners to engage with the content in small, manageable chunks, making it convenient to incorporate into busy schedules while promoting better retention of information.
Courses are available to SPRINT Teams only until Fall 2024.
Emotional Intelligence Conversation Guides
Six conversation guides designed to boost the confidence of healthcare providers when communicating with patients and caregivers, particularly in emotionally challenging situations that arise during home emergencies.
Each guide provides practical content to plan, manage, and respond to emergencies, offering tips and tools for patients and families, empowering them to navigate challenging circumstances effectively.
Guides are available to SPRINT Teams only until Fall 2024.
This project has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada.
The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.
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