Pallium Canada works to increase the capacity of individuals, institutions and other organizations to provide hospice palliative care at a primary-care level and to increase the awareness of hospice palliative care amongst health care professionals and the public through knowledge translation and diffusion.
Pallium Canada is a national organization created to improve the quality of hospice and palliative care services through the development and dissemination of peer-reviewed education, resources and clinical decision-making tools for interprofessional health care providers. Since 2001, Pallium Canada has been the sole national organization supporting continuing interprofessional palliative care education across Canada.
Pallium Canada’s initiatives are all guided by a recognition of the need for an integrated approach to person-centred care for patients and their families living with a life threatening illness. Pallium Canada aims to empower primary care and non-specialist providers in the delivery of high quality palliative care through its educational programs, tools and resources (including recently enhanced e-learning and multimedia formats). It is our hope that these tools may also act as a catalyst to improve the equity of access to palliative services for all Canadians and to help ensure their comfort and dignity throughout the illness journey.