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Home Palliative Care Mentorship Program

NOVA Montréal and Québec Blue Cross are pleased to offer the Québec Blue Cross Mentoring Program in Palliative Homecare. Unique in Quebec, this free, accredited training program enables nurses and healthcare professionals to improve their knowledge and skills in palliative care. This program is available to individuals and organizations. 


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This past year Québec Blue Cross took notice of NOVA Montréal’s palliative care program and its important impact on the community. We are delighted to announce that NOVA Montréal has been awarded a pledge $1.25 Million to develop and launch the Blue Cross Home Palliative Care Mentorship Program. This initiative is part of the Blue Cross’s commitment to contribute to the health and well-being of our communities across Quebec by supporting organizations that are committed to improving the quality of life of those in need. 


The Blue Cross Home Palliative Care Mentorship Program is unique to Québec in offering free, accredited training by NOVA Montréal to palliative homecare nurses across the province. The goal of this program is to enable nurses to receive free training to better support people at the end of their lives at home. 


More and more people at the end of their lives express the desire to live their last moments at home. However, to ensure that these patients receive services adapted to their condition, it is important that health professionals are able to provide quality palliative care adapted to the realities of the home outside of hospitals. 


This unique program in Quebec will help meet this need by offering free and accredited training for home care palliative care nurses at local community service centers (CLSCs) throughout the province. It will be deployed over a period of 5 years.


This program will commence in September 2019 by videoconference lead by NOVA Montréal’s clinical nurse Dominique Gohier. Highlights of the training will include:

  • Theoretical training given at NOVA Montréal, CLSCs or by videoconference

  • Clinical mentoring for nurses who want to accompany NOVA Montréal nurses home visiting

  • Telephone accompaniment for immediate support from NOVA Montréal specialists

Through this program, NOVA Montréal will allow more people at the end of life to receive services that meet their needs, in the environment they have chosen.