Two-day, award-winning palliative care course for health care professionals.
LEAP Core is an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with an in-depth learning experience on essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. LEAP Core is taught by local experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.
Who is it for?
LEAP Core is ideal for any health care professional (e.g. physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker, etc.) whose primary focus of work is not palliative care but who provides care for patients with life-threatening and progressive life-limiting illnesses.
LEAP Core promotes teamwork, supports interprofessional collaboration, and fosters connections among providers in different agencies who work together (e.g. community-based family physicians, home care nurses, community pharmacists, etc.).
- Two days, 14 hours in total
- Face-to-face learning with group discussion and case studies
- Interprofessional approach
- Built by Canadian palliative care experts
- Course materials include a downloadable manual and the best-selling resource, the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 28 Mainpro+ credits.
Upon completion of LEAP Core, learners should be able to:
- Describe the importance of self-awareness when providing palliative and end-of-life care
- Identify patients who could benefit from a palliative care approach earlier in the illness trajectory
- Assess and manage pain; delirium; gastrointestinal symptoms, hydration,
and nutrition; and respiratory symptoms
- Promote and undertake Advance Care Planning discussions
- Develop plans to address spiritual, religious, or psychosocial needs
- Initiate essential discussions related to palliative and end-of-life care in daily work
- Prepare patients and families for last days and hours
- Understand and apply the criteria to be met before initiating palliative sedation
- Being Aware
- Taking Ownership
- Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Hydration, and Nutrition
- Advance Care Planning
- Respiratory Symptoms
- Psychosocial and Spiritual Care
- Essential Conversations
- Last Days and Hours
- Palliative Sedation
- Resources and Quality Improvement