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PSWO 1000

This sixty (60) hour theory course provides the student the opportunity to acquire knowledge of Personal Support work that establishes the foundation for understanding the role and responsibilities of the Personal Support worker and member of the health and social support service team, in both institutional and community workplace settings. Fundamental health promotion concepts and principles are introduced. The organization, nature and goals of health care and community support systems and services are described. Health and community support service team members, their roles, scope of practice and responsibilities are explained, as are client/consumer rights, human rights and relevant workplace health and safety legislation, such as WHMIS, fire safety and food safety. Legal and ethical issues relating to Personal Support Worker practice, including relationships among and between regulated and unregulated health and social care providers; abuse, medication administration and household management are also included in this introductory course. Pre-requisite: None