Palliative Care Resources

To support health care professionals in being able to provide a palliative care approach to patients and families, Pallium is collaborating with partners and subject matter experts from across Canada to create and compile palliative care resources.

Thanks to the Bridging HOPE partnership, a series of webinars were hosted on topics relevant to health care teams who are working to implement a palliative care approach across care settings. The Bridging HOPE partnership, a collaboration between Pallium and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., is a national effort focused on expanding patient access to palliative care by providing health care professionals with the skills and tools they need to help deliver care and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

25 free webinars were created by more than 65 subject matter experts and have been attended by 6,500 health care professionals representing 978 communities across Canada. Health care professionals continue to access the webinars regularly with 35,000+ video views—and over 90% of online webinar participants reported that the session was relevant to their practice, and they would recommend it to their colleagues.

Special thanks to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec for sponsoring the French language webinars. 

The Quality Improvement Condensed (QUIC) toolkits are a collection of toolkits that help you make small and scalable changes in your practice.

They provide a step-by-step approach to undertaking palliative care related quality improvement (QI) initiatives in your practice. The steps outlined in these toolkits will help guide you through all phases of your quality improvement project.

These QUICs are free to use and are designed to go hand in hand with one another.

This QUIC toolkit helps you to identify patients who could benefit from a palliative care approach and develop a palliative care register (list) for your practice.

The toolkit is a condensed step-by step approach to undertaking quality improvement (QI) in your practice as it relates to palliative care. It draws on, and provides links to, excellent existing resources.

This toolkit was developed by Pallium Canada and the Quality Improvement Collaborative. Learn more about this series on the Palliative Care ECHO Project website.

It only takes a moment to access this toolkit. Fill in your name and email address, click Submit, and a link will appear to access the resource.

    Please click here to begin downloading this QUIC toolkit. If your file does not download automatically, right click to Save As.

    This Quality Improvement Condensed (QUIC) toolkit supports those working in long-term care facilities improve essential conversations with their residents and their caregivers.

    The toolkit is designed to be used by leaders and interdisciplinary team members on the frontline, palliative care teams and anyone else who is passionate about incorporating the palliative care approach into long-term care.

    This toolkit was developed by Pallium Canada and the Long-Term Care Quality Improvement Community of Practice, made up of 97 members from across Canada and professions. Learn more about this Community of Practice on the Palliative Care ECHO Project website.

    The steps outlined in this QUIC will help guide you through all phases of your quality improvement project.

      Please click here to begin downloading this QUIC toolkit. If your file does not download automatically, right click to Save As.

      A practical, peer-reviewed, and fully referenced one-stop resource that is intended to support safe, ethical, effective, and accountable palliative clinical service. The Pocketbook is a practical, interprofessional just-in-time clinical resource that can be referenced in a health care professional’s daily practice. Purchase the hard copy or e-book now.

      The Palliative Care ECHO Project is a national initiative to cultivate communities of practice and establish continuous professional development among health care providers across Canada who care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. This Project delivers a continuous learning journey for health care providers to build local capacity to provide a palliative care approach to patients and their families.

      Find a complete list of all upcoming sessions, as well as past session recordings and resources, at

      Taking Ownership provides an introductory overview of the palliative care approach and how health care professionals from different disciplines can make primary-level palliative care a part of their daily work. This free module will give you a sense of the rich content and engaging nature of Pallium’s Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP™) courseware.

      Learn more about this free course.

      Pallium’s Care Connections Program consists of a suite of free resources and activities to support the millions of Canadians who are caring for their family, friends, and members of their communities. These resources empower every Canadian to better support the caregivers in their lives and to help strengthen the important social connections within our communities.

      Access our care connection resources.

      Pallium’s easy-to-use toolkits are designed to help community members create more compassionate and supportive communities for patients, caregivers and their families experiencing serious illness, dying and grieving. Launch a compassionate community today.

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