Facts and Research

Pallium conducts and participates in research to evaluate and improve educational courses and resources on palliative care, determine impact on patients, providers and the health care system, and advance palliative care in Canada. From inquiry to data generation and data analysis, research helps to identify best practices that are evidence-informed. Pallium is committed to sharing and applying these best practices and to continual improvement of its own courses and materials.

Quick Facts

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of Canadian family doctors feel uncomfortable providing palliative care.
Pallium’s Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) courseware enhances health care professional knowledge, skills, and practice in providing high-quality palliative care.


Canadians who die each year could have benefitted from a palliative care approach.
Pallium has trained more than 35,000 health care professionals across Canada to be able to provide a palliative care approach to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

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of palliative home care patients had family or friends to help care for them.
Pallium is equipping community champions with the tools and resources to create more supportive environments in their communities for people experiencing serious illness and their caregivers.

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