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CSPCP urges provinces to invest in palliative care

As provinces and territories work on their budgets, it is timely to remind them to invest in palliative care. This is particularly important as they tell the federal government how they propose to spend federal transfer funds that have been earmarked for home care, palliative care and mental health.

The following message was sent to provincial and territorial health ministers, finance ministers, and key staff. Please take a moment to write your provincial minister to reinforce this message. You can download the PDF by clicking below. The PDF version has “live links” to all the documents.

Link to English PDF
Link to French PDF

Online interprofessional palliative care course – de Souza Institute

The online Interprofessional Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Oncology (iEPEC-O) Course is based on the EPEC™-O Canada curriculum and was developed by a team of interprofessional experts. It may be of interest to CSPCP members, colleagues, and teams.

The online modules are accessible anytime. Modules include:

  • Knowledge of leading practices in palliative care
  • Team-based approaches for physical and psychosocial challenges
  • Case studies covering cancer and other advanced illness
  • Focus on person-centred palliative care approach
  • CME credits including Mainpro+ and Royal College section 1


More information: https://www.desouzainstitute.com/iepeco/

Certificate of Added Competence in Palliative Care (Update Feb 2017)

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.