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 27.5 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 course
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 the Pallium Portal.