Canada is extending an offer for CSPCP members to share with their teams and colleagues who could benefit from learning about the palliative care approach.
For a limited time (while quantities last), registrants can obtain a 50% discount on LEAP Online.*
To access the discount:
- Choose a LEAP Online upcoming session that works for you: www.pallium.ca/course/leap-online/#upcoming-sessions
- Follow the prompts to enroll in a session. If you do not see an ENROLL NOW button on the page, be sure to reach out to email@example.com to request to enroll in the session.
- Once you click on ENROLL NOW, you’ll need to create a Pallium Central account (or login if you already have one).
- In ‘Payment options’ enter discount code 50OFFCSPCP and click the Submit button. Complete the transaction by clicking Pay with your credit card.
*LEAP Online is a facilitated online learning program that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. LEAP Online includes 16 online modules completed at your own pace and 6 hours of webinars led by LEAP facilitators who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators. LEAP Online is double accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 24 Mainpro+ credits and by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for up to 12.0 hours. You can learn more about LEAP Online here: www.pallium.ca/course/leap-online
(September 2019) The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) is pleased to share recommended credentialing standards for specialist palliative care physicians practicing in Canada.
English: Delivery of Palliative Care by Palliative Physicians in Canada – a Definitions Document July 2019 final – EN.
French: Delivery of Palliative Care by Palliative Physicians in Canada – FR
The palliative care needs of Canadians are best met through the provision of palliative care across primary and specialist levels of care, which requires physicians with differing levels of expertise and training, as described in the national Framework on Palliative Care in Canada. All physicians should have core competencies and skills in palliative care, taught at the undergraduate and postgraduate education levels, to be able to provide a palliative approach to care for their patients. For the development of specialized expertise in palliative care, we now have two certification routes developed for palliative care consultants: a Certificate of Added Competence through the College of Family Physicians of Canada and a Subspecialty in Palliative Medicine through the Royal College. Both routes support the development of consultant level, specialist palliative care expertise.
Recognition of these providers at the provincial level is necessary in order for us to begin to assess, measure and plan for human resources, including residency positions, needed across Canada to improve teaching, mentoring, research, program development and access to palliative care.
Palliative Care was a featured topic at the Royal College’s National Specialty Societies’ Summit on December 12, 2016. CSPCP Board members Dr. Susan MacDonald and Dr. Stephanie Connidis spoke on the theme of “Palliative care – It’s everyone’s responsibility”. Three sub/specialists from other disciplines – Dr. David Carroll, Dr. Shalini Nayar, and Dr. Chandra Thomas – gave examples of how palliative care is relevant in a variety of sub/specialties. The presentations were very well received and a lively panel discussion followed. We are grateful to the Royal College for taking interest in the subject and for giving us the opportunity to showcase palliative care to other specialty societies.