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WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: Online

Pallium Canada Online Module

Pallium Canada is now offering a *NEW* online module titled Taking Ownership that encourages healthcare professionals to make primary-level palliative care a part of their daily work.

The learning objectives are:

  • Define "palliative care" and the "palliative care approach"
  • Identify patients who could benefit from a palliative care approach earlier in the illness
  • Activate a palliative care approach earlier in the illness trajectory
  • Expand your role in providing a palliative care approach in your setting(s)

The module outline is as follows:

  • When would a patient benefit from a palliative care approach?
  • Identifying patients early
  • Changing the culture
  • Who provides palliative care?
  • Quiz/Conclusion

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About Pallium Canada:

Pallium Canada is a national organization created to improve the quality of hospice and palliative care services through the development and dissemination of peer-reviewed education, resources and clinical decision-making tools for interprofessional health care providers. Since 2001, Pallium Canada has been the sole national organization supporting continuing interprofessional palliative care education across Canada.

WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: Online

Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain:
Using the Canadian Guideline in Your Practice

This teaching module explores each of the five clusters of the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, highlighting treatment recommendations through case presentations and summaries, and includes many useful tools to help manage, assess, and monitor patients using opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain.

To better understand and be able to implement the recommendations in the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, after completing this module the learner will be able to:

  • Identify patients with chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) who may benefit from a trial of opioid therapy.
  • Discuss the decision process involved when considering a trial of opioid therapy.
  • Describe the potential risks associated with opioids such as side effects, long term medical complications and addiction.
  • Describe what a trial of opioid therapy involves.
  • List appropriate documentation for the prescribing and monitoring of opioid therapy and the tools that can be used for monitoring efficacy and safety of opioids.
  • Cite examples of when opioids should be rotated, tapered or stopped.
  • Discuss the appropriate use of opioids in specific higher-risk populations.
  • Identify resources available to help you and your patients manage their CNCP.

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WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: Online


Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada is offering a new Graduate Diploma in Pain Care program.  It is an 8-month, part-time program consisting of 4 online courses and a 1-week on-site integrated interprofessional course using simulation facilities at Queen’s University. It is intended for practicing healthcare professionals with a desire to provide comprehensive pain care and/or who wish to become experts in pain within their work environment. The program provides in-depth theoretical and clinical knowledge that will enhance the ability of healthcare professionals to provide quality pain care and to develop, implement and evaluate pain-related programs. The program is interdisciplinary and includes faculty from nursing, anesthesiology and preoperative medicine, biomedical and molecular sciences, rehabilitation therapy, and psychology.


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