Online palliative care course for health care professionals.

LEAP Online is a facilitated online learning program that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. LEAP Online includes 16 online modules and 2 three-hour webinars led by LEAP facilitators who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.


Who is it for?

LEAP Online is ideal for any health care professional (e.g. physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker, etc.) who would like to complete training in palliative care at their own pace and who provides care for patients with life-threatening and progressive life-limiting illnesses.


Course Features

  • 16 self-directed and interactive online modules completed at your own pace (approximately 8 hours of work).
  • 2 three-hour online webinars led by LEAP facilitators where learners will work through cases and discuss learnings from online modules. A Pallium team member will participate in the webinars to offer coordination and technical support.
  • Built by Canadian palliative care experts.
  • Participants will receive a LEAP certificate of completion and an electronic copy of the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook.



This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 24 Mainpro+ credits. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 12.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of LEAP Online, learners should be able to:

  • Promote and undertake advance care planning discussions
  • Assess and manage pain; delirium; gastrointestinal symptoms, hydration,
    and nutrition; and dyspnea
  • Recognize/diagnose depression, anxiety, and grief and initiate treatment plans
  • 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


Online Modules

  • Taking Ownership
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Goals of Care and Decision-Making
  • Pain Assessment
  • Pain Management
  • Delirium Assessment
  • Delirium Management
  • Depression, Anxiety, and Grief
  • Dyspnea
  • Hydration and Nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms
  • Palliative Sedation
  • Request to Hasten Death
  • Suffering, Spiritual Care, and Maintaining Hope
  • Last Days and Hours
  • Essential Conversations

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