Palliative care course for health care professionals working in cancer care settings.
LEAP™ Oncology is an interprofessional online course that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach, with course modules and case studies contextualized to the cancer care setting.
Who is it for?
LEAP™ Oncology is ideal for any health care professional (e.g., oncologists, nurses, social workers, pharmacist, radiation therapist) working in cancer care but whose primary focus is not palliative care.
LEAP™ Oncology can be delivered online or by hybrid delivery.
- Interprofessional approach
- Built by Canadian palliative care experts.
- Learners receive a LEAP™ certificate of completion and an electronic copy of the best-selling resource, the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook.
- Online delivery
- 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.
- Hybrid delivery
- 6 hours of in-person learning led by LEAP™ facilitators where learners will work through cases and discuss learnings from online modules.
This two-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 29.0 Mainpro+® credits.
Upon completion of LEAP™ Oncology, learners should be able to:
- 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; dyspnea; and nausea, nutrition, and hydration.
- 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.
- Identify quality improvement opportunities related to palliative care.
Topics covered include
- Taking Ownership
- Transitions, Decision-Making, and Advance Care Planning
- Essential Conversations
- Nausea, Nutrition, and Hydration
- Psychosocial and Spiritual Distress
- Dyspnea and Delirium
- Last Days and Hours
- Quality Improvement