Two-day, award-winning palliative care course for health care professionals working in long-term care and nursing homes.
LEAP Long-Term Care 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 with course modules and case studies contextualized to the long-term care setting. LEAP Long-Term Care is taught by local experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.
Who is it for?
LEAP Long-Term Care is ideal for any health care professional (e.g. physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker, etc.) as well as personal support workers (PSWs) or care aides working in long-term care and nursing homes.
LEAP Long-Term Care promotes teamwork and collaboration among different health care professionals who work in a variety of settings.
- Two days, 13 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 26 Mainpro+ credits.
Upon completion of LEAP Long-Term Care, 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
- Promote and undertake Advance Care Planning discussions
- Assess and manage pain; delirium; dementia; gastrointestinal symptoms, hydration, and nutrition; and respiratory symptoms
- Develop plans to address spiritual or psychosocial needs
- Initiate essential discussions related to palliative and end-of-life care in daily work
- Identify and implement support strategies in grief and bereavement situations
- Prepare patients and families for last days and hours
- Recognize the role of all care providers in long-term care in providing a palliative care approach
- Being Aware
- Taking Ownership
- Decision-making and Advance Care Planning
- Pain Management
- Delirium and Dementia
- Essential Conversations
- Psychosocial and Spiritual Care
- Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Hydration, and Nutrition
- Last Days and Hours
- Organizational Readiness