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Long-Term Care Community of Practice – Series 1

December 2021 to December 2022

This community of practice is for health care professionals, administrators, and system leaders working in long-term care. Participants will have the opportunity to build on foundational palliative care knowledge and practice their skills through a 13-part series that will include knowledge exchange opportunities and interactive, case-based discussions.

Each session was accredited (this 1-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 12 Mainpro+ credits).

Previous Sessions

Find recordings, slides, and highlighted resources from our past sessions here.

Introductory session

The Palliative Approach as Part of the Continuum of Care

The Palliative Approach as an Inter-Professional, Team-Based Approach

  • Palliative Approach Poster, used as a guide for understanding trajectory of decline; for teams/patients and family members to identify where they are on the trajectory and what are next steps.
  • Identification Tool, for use with teams during meetings
  • Conversation Guide, for PSW/HCAs to support the integral role played by PSWs and HCAs in the LTC setting
  • Conversation Guide, for nurses and Social Workers (see attached)

Individuals and their Loved Ones as Members of the Team

Resources for Long-Term Care

Spiritual and Religious Care as Part of the Holistic Approach

Supporting New Team Members

Honouring Personhood in Dementia Care

Diversity and Inclusion in the Long-Term Care Setting

  • Book recommendation: How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • Book recommendation: Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
  • Book recommendation: 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  • Book recommendation: Structures of Indifference: An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City by Adele Perry and Mary Jane Logan McCallum
  • San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program

Mental Health and Resilience During the COVID Pandemic: Part 1

Mental Health and Resilience During the COVID Pandemic: Part 2

Looking for core fundamental training on the palliative care approach?

The Palliative Care ECHO Project does not replace core fundamental training on the palliative care approach. Pallium Canada offers an interprofessional course for health care professionals working in long-term care and nursing homes that teaches the essential practical knowledge, attitudes, and skills to provide a palliative care approach. Learn more about LEAP Long-Term Care.