Pallium Canada develops interprofessional educational resources and clinical decision-support tools to build capacity for those providing palliative and end-of-life care.
Pallium Canada is a national education community-of-practice (CoP) created in 2009 to further the work of the Pallium Project Phases I and II (2001 – 2007).
Pallium Canada’s resources include the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook, a peer-reviewed resource guide for clinical practitioners, and the Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End of Life Care (LEAP) program, the only Canada-wide, CFPC accredited palliative care course aimed at interprofessional palliative care education, and includes subject-specific teaching and learning videos.
With the announcement of $3 million in funding from the Federal Economic Action Plan 2013, Pallium Canada will further its engagement and collaboration with other agencies in Canada by developing a spectrum of professional development resources and tools for health care providers.
Pallium Phase III: Building the Future of Palliative Care Together
Pallium Canada fosters a collaborative approach to the education, engagement and standardization of palliative care in Canada.
Phase III of Pallium recently launched with a revitalized focus on national and international community engagement. Pallium Canada will leverage and strengthen the community of clinicians, carers, educators, academics, administrators, volunteers, citizens and other partners who are working together throughout Canada to build palliative and end-of-life capacity as part of a sustainable health care system.
Pallium Canada is currently redesigning the already successful LEAP course-ware along with the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook, a comprehensive resource guide for primary care practitioners. Taking a leadership role, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) endorsed the COO LEAP Mentorship Program (2012-13) to develop capacity across physicians and nurses in Ontario. With a focus on interprofessionalism, LEAP promises to provide a standardized approach to enhancing palliative care in Canada and will tailor to palliative care specialties.
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The Pallium Legacy
Pallium Phase I brought palliative care resources to interprofessional, front-line health care providers; primarily medical doctors, nurses and pharmacists working in rural communities in the Canadian prairies. A federal grant advanced Phase II to expand across Canada, educating over five hundred health professionals in 72 learning projects. Phase III will renew existing legacies and develop new modules, thematics, and knowledge transfer approaches supported through a generous donation by the Patrick Gillin Estate.
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