An introductory palliative care course for health professional teams working in the community
Target learnersHealthcare professionals (mainly physicians, nurses, pharmacists but also others) working in the community whose primary focus of work is not palliative care but who, in the course of their work, care for patients with life-threatening and progressive life-limiting illnesses
AccreditationLEAP Mini has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for 16.5 certified Group Learning Mainpro+ credits
  • Provides learners with the essential, basic competencies of the palliative care approach
  • Ideal for established teams (e.g. family health/medicine team or clinic), enhancing teamwork, promoting interprofessional collaboration, enhancing 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
  • Pallium trained and certified LEAP Facilitators
  • 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
Modules: "Top 10 Tips"
  • Taking Ownership
  • Advance Care Planning & Decision-making
  • Nausea, Hydration & Nutrition
  • Pain
  • Delirium
  • Psychological Distress
  • Dyspnea
  • Essential Conversations
  • Last Days & Hours
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.