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
  • 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
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Decision-Making and Transitions
  • Quality Improvement & Change
  • Essential Conversations
  • Symptom Management
  • Psychosocial & Spiritual Care
  • 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.