We offer palliative care courses and training to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, counsellors, social workers, volunteers and other health care providers.
The courses provide participants with the awareness, skills and knowledge needed to provide excellent symptom management and emotional support in their day-to-day work with patients and families.
Each year, we deliver two week-long courses that meet the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada:
Palliative Care: Medical Intensive (Fall)
A full-week course for physicians (with CME credits), nurses and pharmacists, offered each year in both Victoria and Vancouver
Psychosocial Care of the Dying and Bereaved
A full-week course for physicians (with CME credits), nurses, social workers, counsellors, clergy, bereavement or hospice coordinators, twice a year in Victoria.
We also offer:
Palliative Care Master Class
An annual course in partnership with UBC called Palliative Care: Master Class, a series of presentations from experts in the field of palliative medicine, covering state-of-the art patient-centred care of people living with serious illness, and their families.
Pallium Canada’s LEAP Courses
Pallium Canada’s LEAP Mini (by special request) and LEAP Core. LEAP stands for Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care. These Pallium Canada’s LEAP Courses are proudly facilitated by our staff who bring a unique approach by incorporating Victoria Hospice’s values and perspective to the curriculum.
Emily Spargo, Co-op Student
Brittany Clark, Education and Research Event Facilitator
Anke Krey, Education and Research Project Facilitator