Health Care Organizations
Pallium is transforming frontline health care professional practice through its educational program, Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP). Pallium’s LEAP courseware, tools and resources build the capacity of health care teams to provide a palliative care approach, ensuring better care for patients and their families. Pallium’s analytical tools gather evidence to help measure the impact on learners’ knowledge, comfort and attitudes toward palliative care by assessing practice change across the organization. Pallium can provide custom solutions to address unique health system challenges that help organizations integrate an early approach to palliative care and transform health care practice.
Train Your Team Using LEAP
Pallium’s award-winning Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) courses is Canada’s leading suite of courseware on palliative care for health care organizations and professionals. LEAP courses help health care organizations build capacity by providing palliative care education and resources for health care professionals working in different settings.
Approach and Content
Pallium Canada’s approach is to build primary- or generalist-level capacity by providing palliative care education and support materials to health care professionals who care for patients with life-limiting illness, and their families. These professionals include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and paramedics working in a variety of settings such as community, home care, long-term care, hospitals and emergency services.
By equipping these professionals with palliative care skills, they can identify patients much earlier who could benefit from a palliative care approach; identify physical, social, psychological and religious/spiritual needs and start addressing them; engage in timely and effective advance care planning and goals of care discussions; and identify those patients with complex needs who require the intervention of a specialist palliative care team.
LEAP courses are standardized, peer reviewed interprofessional courses that focus on the practical, essential competencies of the palliative care approach. There are LEAP courses designed to address the context and needs of specific specialty areas, care settings, and professions. LEAP curriculum is developed and peer-reviewed by volunteer pan-Canadian teams of subject matter experts who are committed to promoting the palliative care approach.
Evaluation and Accreditation
Pallium Canada’s learning management system allows you to track and analyze data related to changes in your team’s knowledge, comfort, and attitudes toward providing a palliative care approach and gather evidence for implementation of learning in everyday practice. These robust data capabilities allow you to track learner progress against organizational learning goals.
LEAP is accredited with the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and every learner receives a certificate of completion.
Delivery and Support
LEAP can be delivered in-person or online based on the needs of your organization and team. Your team will learn from qualified professionals within Pallium’s network of over 1,000 LEAP facilitators, all of whom are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.
Pallium’s Support Team is available five days a week via email, live chat, or phone to help you. We offer turnkey communications and promotional material that make it easy for your LEAP course(s) to be a success.