FNHA: Indigenous End of Life Guide Four-Day Certificate Course

Press Release

Jan 21, 2020

Indigenous End of Life Guide Four-Day Certificate Course offered by Douglas College​ and the FNHA:

Honouring The Final Journey To Be With Ancestors

For some First Nations and Indigenous people, wanting to remain in or return to their community to die is very important, and an integral part of their plan for their final journey to the Spirit World. To make this possible, support and care are needed.

In many First Nations communities, there are often people who provide this kind of care naturally, however, remaining in community to die is not always an option.

A unique four-day certificate course is aimed at First Nations and Indigenous individuals who have been or will be called upon to voluntarily provide care, support and advocacy for someone who is facing the end of their life. Students in this program develop an understanding of how the continuity of care and advocacy they provide work to complement and enhance the end of life care provided by the medical community and hospice palliative care workers and volunteers.

This program is ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of how to assist people who are facing their end of life journey.

Kamloops: October 7-10, 2019 (course completed)
Fraser Salish: February 10-13, 2020
Nanaimo: March 2-5, 2020
Prince George: March 30-April 2, 2020
Vancouver Coastal: June 8-11, 2020

More information

Course description: https://www.fnha.ca/AboutSite/NewsAndEventsSite/EventsSite/Documents/FNHA-Douglas-College-Indigenous-End-of-Life-Guide-Description.pdf

Participant Application Form: https://www.fnha.ca/AboutSite/NewsAndEventsSite/EventsSite/Documents/FNHA-Douglas-College-Indigenous-End-of-Life-Guide-Participant-Application-Form.pdf

To apply for the course in your area, complete an application form and return to FNHA. Email: jacquie.carpenter@fnha.ca | FAX: 604.666.0275


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