The credentialing phase for the first CAC in palliative care, in which those members who had obtained added competence prior to 2015 were recognized, has ended. It was a one-time opportunity that closed in November 2015.
At this time, the only way to obtain a CAC in palliative care is through the successful completion of an accredited enhanced skills residency program.
The CFPC is currently working on outlining the requirements and application and assessment processes for the practice eligible route for CACs. We expect to have more concrete details about this new route available by the middle of 2017. All updates wibe posted on the CFPC website as they become available.
(Feb 1, 2017) Private Member’s Bill C-277, Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act, received unanimous support last evening in the House of Commons to refer to Committee for further study. The CSPCP strongly supports this Bill and we look forward to providing input during the consultation process.
Thank you to all MPs who spoke in favour of the bill, to those who participated in the vote, and to the bill’s sponsor, MP Marilyn Gladu for recognizing the need to improve palliative care in Canada.
(Jan 25, 2017) CSPCP President Dr. David Henderson was honoured today as the recipient of the Honourable Sharon Carstairs Palliative Care Award of Excellence in Advocacy. The award is granted by the Quality End of Life Care Coalition of Canada in recognition for advocacy in palliative care. Dr. Kathryn Downer, National Director for Pallium Canada, spoke eloquently of Dr. Henderson’s work to improve palliative care in Canada. The award was presented by Dr. Downer and by Sharon Baxter, Executive Director of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Congratulations, Dave! Photo: Dr. Kathryn Downer, Dr. David Henderson, Sharon Baxter
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