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CIHI REPORT on ACCESS TO PALLIATIVE CARE IN CANADA (Sept 2018)
The report aims to provides some baseline information on access to palliative care in Canada, to spotlight innovations and to highlight where information and service gaps remain.
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES TOOL KIT (Sept 2018)
This kit was created by Pallium Canada to support community champions to start their own Compassionate Community. It is available in French and English and can be downloaded for free.
Fact Sheet: Read More
NATIONAL PC COMPETENCIES FOR UNDERGRAD MEDICAL STUDENTS (June 2018)
There are posted on our public web site: https://archive.cspcp.ca/information/efppec-competencies/
PHYSICIAN BURNOUT AND WELL-BEING (May 2018)
Below is a list of foundational articles on physician burnout and well-being. It was compiled by Dr. Todd Watkins of the CMPA, who shared it at a recent meeting of national specialty societies.
PALLIATIVE CARE LEXICON (NOV 2016 – UPDATED March 2018)
The palliative care lexicon defines terms that are commonly used by the CSPCP. We strive to use consistent language in all of our messaging and we encourage our members to do the same.
Lexicon: Read More
NIHB PALLIATIVE CARE FORMULARY (NOV 2016)
PC VIDEOS BY DR. SUSAN MACDONALD (NOV 2016)
Four short videos about palliative care are posted here on the Virtual Hospice web site: http://www.virtualhospice.ca/en_US/Main+Site+Navigation/Home/Support/Support/The+Gallery.aspx
- Benefits of early palliative care
- What is palliative care
- Improving palliative care
- Palliative care is not just for cancer patients
INFOGRAPHIC RE ACP
This was created by the CFPC’s Palliative Care Community of Practice Program Committee and Advance Care Planning in Canada. It is aimed at increasing awareness among family physicians about ACP and to help start conversations about ACP between care teams and patients.
IPSOS SURVEY RESULTS (Sept 2016)
Please see results of this national online survey of Canadians’ Views of Palliative Care. It was commissioned by a consensus-building group called Palliative Care Matters. CSPCP President Dr. David Henderson is on the Steering Committee for this group.
SELECTED SUPPORT TOOLS FROM VIRTUAL HOSPICE (updated June 2016)
Explaining Withholding Treatment, Withdrawing Treatment, and Palliative Sedation
Living My Culture – Conversations about care, culture and spirituality at the end of life
CSPCP members may be interested materials developed Virtual Hospice to support quality care at end of life that is culturally safe and inclusive. In the video series LivingMyCulture.ca, sixty-four people share stories about traditions, rituals and spirituality, experiences of care, after death ceremonies and grief in more than 600 video clips. Highlights are captured in four longer videos for each culture. Videos are available in ten different languages. Many support materials are available from Virtual Hospice including free postcards, handouts, fact sheets, and promotional items. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Grief Support
MyGrief.ca is an online support for people working through grief and loss or supporting someone who is grieving. MyGrief.ca is also an educative tool for those working in health care.
Online Methadone Course
Methadone4Pain.ca is a free, one-hour online course for physicians wishing to improve their knowledge and develop core competencies in methadone prescribing for pain management in palliative care. The course is approved for 1 hour MainPro-M1 credits and as a Royal College Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1).
NEW EDUCATION MATERIALS FROM CHPCA (Nov 2015)
CHPCA has developed some educational materials for physicians (and allied health care workers) that may be of interest to CSPCP members.
These consist of a general FAQ on palliative care and a “Mythbusters” infographic.
PALLIATIVE MEDICINE COMPETENCIES FOR SURGEONS
The attached competencies were developed by a working group supported by the Pallium Foundation of Canada and were presented at the 2015 ALPM conference in Calgary. CSPCP Members are welcome to contact Dr. Srini Chary with questions or comments (email@example.com).
FEDERAL ELECTION KIT FROM THE QELCCC
The Quality End of Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) created an election kit for the 2015 Election. It includes 4 key messages about palliative care that are closely aligned with our Vision, Mission and Goals:
- Improve access
- Support family caregivers
- Improve quality and consistency (training & standards)
- Encourage ACP
You are welcome to use the kit (and/or any of its messages) in any of your advocacy activities.
View or download the kit: Click Here
PALLIATIVE MEDICINE EPAs
For CSPCP members only, this is the abstract of a manuscript that has been accepted to the Journal of Palliative Medicine (May, 2015) titled “Development and validation of a set of palliative medicine entrustable professional activities (EPAs): Findings from a mixed methods study”. It includes the Appendix from the manuscript and includes the 12 EPA titles and for each a brief summary as well as a list of the associated observable and measurable tasks.
FRAMEWORK FOR CONTINUOUS PALLIATIVE SEDATION THERAPY (CPST)
A number of years ago, a group commissioned by the CSPCP developed a framework for palliative sedation.
To view the framework, click here
The framework was later published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, Volume 15, Number 8, 2012.