Palliative care course for health care professionals who care for patients with advanced lung diseases.

LEAP™ Lung is an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with the skills and competencies of the palliative care approach, with course modules and case studies contextualized to the respirology care setting.


Who is it for?

LEAP™ Lung is ideal for any health care professional (e.g. physician, respiratory therapist, nurse) who provide care to patients with advanced lung diseases.


Course features

      • Interprofessional approach.
      • Built by Canadian palliative care experts.
      • Participants will receive a LEAP™ certificate of completion and an electronic copy of the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook.
      • 17 interactive, self-learning online modules completed at your own pace (approximately 8 hours of work).
      • 6 hours of online webinars led by LEAP™ facilitators where learners will work through cases and discuss learnings from online modules.



This 2 credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 28.0 Mainpro+ credits.


Learning outcomes

Upon completion of LEAP™ Lung, learners should be able to:

      • Define palliative care and identify patients who will benefit from it.
      • Identify our own biases and understanding, misunderstanding and biases towards palliative and end-of-life care.
      • Provide person-centred, compassionate care.
      • Undertake advance care planning (ACP) and goals of care discussions.
      • Apply ethical decision-making.
      • Identify and assess symptoms and needs.
      • Manage symptoms and needs at a palliative care approach level.
      • Identify and address psychological distress, social needs, and spiritual needs.
      • Address suffering.
      • Ensure good transitions of care between care settings.
      • Manage patients in the last days and hours.
      • Address requests to hasten death and for MAID.
      • Engage in and undertake essential conversations.


Topics covered include

      • Taking ownership
      • Being aware
      • Advanced care planning and decision making
      • Pain management
      • Essential conversations
      • Dyspnea
      • Essential conversations
      • Psychosocial and spiritual distress
      • Request to hasten death
      • Last days and hours

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