An palliative care course for healthcare providers working in Long-Term Care and Nursing Homes
Target learnersHealthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, as well as personal support workers (PSWs) or care aides and other regulated and unregulated care providers, who work in long-term care (LTC) and nursing homes, etc.)
AccreditationLEAP LTC meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for 26 certified Group Learning credits
  • Provides learners with the essential, basic competencies of the palliative approach to care
  • Ideal for developing teamwork and promoting interprofessional collaboration. Other personnel may also join (e.g. managers and support staff)
  • Competency-based
  • Workshop format; maximum of 30 learners
  • Length: 2 days or total of 14 hours excluding breaks
  • Pallium trained and certified LEAP Facilitators assisted by Associate Facilitators with significant clinical experience in palliative care in long-term care-type settings
  • Learner to facilitator ratio of no more than 10:1
Learning activities
  • Small and large group learning and discussions
  • Case-based
  • Short cases
  • Short videos
  • Reflections
  • Practical tips
  • Being Aware
  • Taking Ownership
  • Decision-making & ACP
  • GI symptoms, Hydration & Nutrition
  • Pain Management
  • Respiratory Symptoms
  • PSW Competencies
  • Essential Conversations
  • Psychosocial & Spiritual Care
  • Delirium & Dementia
  • Last Days & Hours
  • Grief
  • Organizational Readiness
To register for a courseClick here to find a session near you
To organize a courseIf there is no course near you and/or you wish to bring one to your team, facility or community, contact the Pallium Office at support@pallium.ca or call us at 1-613-562-6262 ext. 1784. Organizers also need to create an account or login to their existing account in Pallium Central, our learning management system.

Course Development Team

  • Dr. José Luis Pereira MBChB, DA, CCFP, MSc (ON)
  • Mary Lou Kelley MSW, PhD

LEAP LTC Working Group

  • Ann Brignell
  • Ann McKim
  • Dr. Glen Maddison
  • Dr. Jill Rice
  • Jill Marcella
  • Julie Johnson
  • Merle Teetaert

Contributors and Reviewers

  • Dr. Agnes Klutz
  • Dr. Ross Johnson
  • Dr. Frank Knoefel
  • Dr. Benoit Robert
  • Serena Lewis
  • Jamie Linstead
  • Dr. Chris Brymer
  • Dr. Sue Mather
  • Judy White
  • Dr. Dave Henderson
  • Dr. Valerie Masuda
  • Dr. Lori Teeple
  • Elizabeth Dougherty
  • Anita Roopani
  • Maryse Bouvette
  • Jackie McDonald
  • Charlotte Robinson
  • Kath Murray
  • Jessica McAnulty
  • Dr. Christine Jones
  • Stephanie Hendrickson
  • Dr. Leah MacDonald
  • Della Roberts
  • Valerie Jensen
  • Dr. Margaret Fry

Pilot Sites

  • Shannex, Vimy Court, Bible Hill Nova Scotia, Truro, NS
  • Selkirk Place Residential Care, Victoria, BC
  • Providence Farm, Duncan, BC
  • Fudger House, Toronto, ON
  • St. Paul’s Church, Toronto, ON
  • Kensington Health Centre, Toronto, ON
  • The Perley and Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre, Ottawa, ON

Instructional Design & Project Support

  • Odete Carreira (project management)
  • Kathryn Downer (project oversight)
  • Nathalie Gravelle-Ray (project management)
  • Gaelle Parsons (slides)
  • Brady Riordan (layout)

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