An introductory palliative care course for health professionals working in advanced kidney disease programs
Target learnersHealthcare professionals (mainly physicians, nurses, social workers and pharmacists but also others) who work with patients with advanced kidney disease (i.e. primary focus of work is not palliative care)
AccreditationThis event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 8.0 hours.
  • Provides learners with the essential, basic competencies of the palliative care approach
  • Ideal for developing teamwork and promoting interprofessional collaboration
  • Competency-based
  • Workshop format; maximum of 30 learners
  • Length: 1 day or total of 8 hours (excluding breaks)
  • The facilitation team must include and be led by a Pallium certified LEAP Facilitator (i.e. palliative care practitioner/specialist/expert). Ideally, the facilitator should have experience working in the care of patients with advanced kidney disease. If not, then the team must include a Thematic Associate Facilitator with experience in that field.
  • 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
  • Short videos
  • Reflections
  • Practical tips
  • Being Aware
  • Taking Ownership
  • Decision Making & Transitions
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Essential Conversations
  • Pain and Symptom (Part A&B)
  • Psychosocial & Spiritual Care
  • Last Days
  • Quality Improvement
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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 Developers and Leads
  • Dr. Vanita Jassal MD, FRCP (C) (Nephrology) Nephrologist, University Health Network; Associate Professor, University of Toronto; Medical Director, UHN Geriatric Nephrology Program, Toronto
  • Dr. Valerie Schulz MD, FRCP (Anesthesia) Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences (A.N.M., T.E.G.) and Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine (V.S.), Western University, London
  • Dr. José Luis Pereira MBChB, DA, MBChB, CCFP(PC), MSc, FCFP
  • Dr. Lori Teeple MD, CCFP (EM), FCFP (ON)
    • Contributors and Reviewers
  • Jane Ridley, RN(EC), MScN, CNeph(C). Jovina Bachynski MN, RN(EC), CNeph(C) Halton Healthcare Services
  • Marisa Battistella, BSc Phm, Pharm D, ACPR Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Sandy Buchman BA, MD, CCFP, FCFP Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care
  • Kristi De Buono H.BSc, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Shannon Fogarasi, MSW.,RSW Humber River Hospital
  • Dr. Gordon Giddings MD CCFP(PC), FCFP College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
  • Dr. Gavril Hercz MD, FRCPC University of Toronto
  • Dr. Norman Muirhead MD FRCPC FRCP(Edin) LHSC University Hospital
  • Robert Sauls MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga Halton/ Central West Regional Cancer Program
  • Susan Shea, NP-PHC, MScN, CHPCN (C) Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)
  • Hesham Shaban MD, ABIM Diplomat in Internal Medicine and Nephrology The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County
  • Chandra Thomas MSc MD FRCPC University of Calgary
    • Project Management & Design
  • Odete Carreira, Pallium Canada
  • Sharon Grandin, Ontario Renal Network
  • Tea Palamarevic, Ontario Renal Network
    • Pilot Sites

    Victoria and University Hospital, London University Health Network, Toronto Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga

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