An introductory palliative care course for health professionals working in cancer care programs
Target learnersHealthcare professionals (mainly physicians, nurses, pharmacists but also others) who work in cancer care but whose primary focus of work is not palliative care
AccreditationThis event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 7.25 hours.
  • Provides learners with the essential, basic competencies of the palliative care approach
  • Ideal for developing teamwork and promoting interprofessional collaboration, promoting collaboration amongst providers in different agencies who need to work together (e.g. community-based family physicians, home care nurses, community pharmacists, etc.)
  • Competency-based
  • Workshop format; maximum of 40 learners
  • Length: 1 day or total of 8.5 hours (excluding breaks)
  • Pallium trained and certified LEAP Facilitators. Facilitators are required to have significant clinical experience in palliative care in cancer care.
  • Ideal learner to facilitator ratio of 10:1 in certain circumstances, may be up to 15:1
Learning activities
  • Small and large group learning and discussions
  • Case-based
  • Short cases
  • Practical tips
  • Short videos
  • Reflections
Modules: "Top 10 Tips"
  • Taking Ownership
  • Nausea, Nutrition & Hydration
  • Pain
  • Useful Tools & Resources
  • Delirium at EOL
  • Psychosocial & Spiritual Care
  • Dyspnea
  • Essential Conversations
  • Advance Care Planning
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 & Contributors
  • José Pereira MBChB, CCFP(PC), MSc, FCFP
    Scientific Officer, Pallium Canada
    Clinical Professor, Division of Palliative Care, McMaster University
    Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Martin Chasen. MBChB FCP(SA) MPhil(Pall Med) (Oncologist)
  • Dr. Gordon Giddings, MD, CCFP
  • Dr. Andrew Mai, MD, CCFP

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