A palliative care course for health professionals working in the community
Target learnersHealthcare professionals (mainly physicians, nurses, pharmacists but also others) 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 Core meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for 26.5 certified Group Learning credits
  • Provides learners with the essential, basic competencies of the palliative care approach
  • Ideal for developing teamwork, 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 25 learners
  • Length: 2 days or total of 14 hours
Course Requirements
  • Pallium trained and certified LEAP Facilitators
  • Learner to facilitator ratio of no more than 10:1
Learning activities
  • Small and large group learning and discussions
  • Case-based
  • Long & short cases
  • Short videos
  • Reflections
  • Practical tips

  • Being Aware
  • Taking Ownership
  • Decision-making
  • Hydration, Nutrition & GI Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Delirium
  • Essential Conversations
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Psychosocial & Spiritual Care
  • Last Days & Hours
  • Respiratory Symptoms
  • Palliative Sedation
  • Resources and Quality Improvement
  • Grief
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.