A palliative care course for health professionals working in the community
Target learnersDoctors, nurses, social workers and pharmacists working in the community
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
  • Provide the essential practical knowledge, attitudes and skills to provide a palliative care approach
  • Link learners to local palliative care resources
  • Build palliative care community capacity
  • Competency-based
  • Classroom format; maximum of 25 learners
  • Length: 2 days or total of 13.5 hours
  • Pallium trained and certified LEAP Facilitators
  • Learner to facilitator ratio of no more than 10:1
Learning activities
  • Small and large group learning
  • Case-based
  • Long & short cases
  • Short videos
  • Reflections
  • Group discussions
  • Slide presentations

  • Being Aware
  • Taking Ownership
  • Decision-making
  • Hydration, Nutrition & GI Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Delirium at End-of-Life
  • Useful Tools & Resources
  • Essential Conversations
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Psychosocial & Spiritual Care
  • Last Days & Hours
  • Respiratory Symptoms (Dyspnea)
  • Palliative Sedation
  • Grief & Bereavement
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.