COVID-Response: Palliative Care Resources
To contribute toward health care professional preparedness during this pandemic, Pallium is collaborating with partners and subject matter experts from across Canada to create and compile COVID-19 and palliative care resources.
Pallium, in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., is hosting a series of webinars focused on topics that are relevant to our health care teams who are leading the response to COVID-19. Register now, space is limited.
End-of-Life Care in the ED for Patients Imminently Dying of a Transmissible Acute Respiratory Infection (such as COVID-19)
Wednesday April 8, 2020 @ 8 pm ET
Reorganizing Palliative Care Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Friday April 17, 2020 @ 12 pm ET
Palliative Approach to Care in the Coronavirus Pandemic
Friday April 17, 2020 @ 5 pm ET
Role of Grief and Bereavement in the Care of Health Care Providers and their Families during COVID-19
Wednesday April 22, 2020 @ 1 pm ET
Palliative Approach to Care in Long-Term Care during COVID-19
Monday April 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm ET
Providing Virtual Palliative Care
Friday May 8, 2020 @ 4 pm ET
The Psychological Impact of COVID on Health Care Professionals
Friday May 29, 2020 @ 11 am ET
The State of Palliative Care in Hospitals: Insights from the COVID Pandemic
Friday June 5, 2020 @ 4 pm ET
L’impact de la COVID-19 sur les soins palliatifs au Québec (in French)
September 23, 2020 @ 4 pm ET. Recording coming soon.
Additional COVID-related palliative care resources
The Canadian Palliative Care (CPC) Exchange supports interactive, online national dialogue between health care professionals across Canada regarding the most relevant COVID-related topics in palliative care. The CPC Exchange is a professional learning site, moderated by members of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, and open to all health care professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists. There is no cost to participate.
Join the CPC Exchange now to:
- Ask questions about palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Share your experiences
- Teach and learn with colleagues from across Canada
Join now: www.cpcexchange.ca
Pallium, in collaboration with several health care professionals from across Canada, has created a guide to managing potential palliative care medication shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access the guide now.
Pallium has partnered with physicians in British Columbia to help develop a video to support conversations around advance care planning during the pandemic. This video is intended as a clinical resource that health care providers can use with patients and their families to initiate a talk about advance care planning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video now.
Pallium has compiled a list of additional COVID-19 related resources, such as symptom management protocols and discussion guides, that have been developed by others (e.g. Fraser Health, McMaster University) and we’ll continue to add to the list as we become aware of them. Access these resources by logging into Pallium Central and clicking on the COVID-19 palliative care resources icon.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our partners have responded by compiling a series of tools and resources for health care teams across Canada.
- Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians – CSPCP has a recorded webinar about providing palliative care in the time of COVID-19.
- Canadian Virtual Hospice – CVH has compiled a list of tools and resources that is continuously updated and includes information related to symptom management, communication, free online learning, and more.
- The College of Family Physicians of Canada – CFPC has centralized its resources and information for family physicians and patients on COVID, including webinars, podcasts, and blogs.
- McMaster University, Division of Palliative Care – The Division of Palliative Care has compiled a list of COVID-19 resources for health care professionals including podcasts, protocols, and guidelines.
- The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – To support health care professionals who are providing high quality patient care during the pandemic, the Royal College has compiled evidence-based information and resources about COVID-19.
Additional resources for health care providers, teams, and workplaces
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.
If you are looking for more information beyond the 10 palliative care modules above, consider registering for LEAP Online, a facilitated online learning program that consists of self-directed, interactive modules and facilitated webinars. LEAP Online provides an in-depth learning experience on essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. Register for LEAP Online now.