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Free online learning modules from Pallium

(March 31, 2020) For the next 3 months, Pallium and CMA have made 6 Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) modules available for free to all health care professionals. In doing so, we hope to contribute much needed education resources to the dedicated health care teams across Canada and ensure patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, receive the care they need. These modules, currently only available in English, are self-directed and completed at the learner’s own pace.

Pallium and CMA believe it is more important than ever for frontline health care professionals and teams to be equipped with the knowledge, tools, and skills to provide a palliative care approach to patients and their families, as health care teams work tirelessly to keep Canadians safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Information on the modules, and how to access them can be found here: www.pallium.ca/course/covid-19-response-free-online-modules

Congratulations to CSPCP Award Winners

The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians is pleased to announce the CSPCP Award Winners for 2020. Please join us in congratulating:

Dr. Cori Schroder (ON): CSPCP Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Martin Chasen (ON): Eduardo Bruera Award in Palliative Medicine
Dr. Edward Dubland (BC): CSPCP Humanitarian Award

Profiles of the Award Winners are posted on the Awards page of our website.

The winners will be honoured at the Awards prsesentation during the 16th Annual Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference in Hamilton on Thursday, May 28.

Congratulations and thanks to Dr. Schroder, Dr. Chasen and Dr. Dubland for their outstanding contributions to our field.

Condolences to Dr. Kagan

Some of you may have heard of the tragic news from earlier this week regarding palliative care physician Dr. Jennifer Kagan. Dr. Kagan, who practises in Brampton, Ontario, at William Osler Health System, suddenly lost her four year old child, Keira, under distressing circumstances.  

As a community, we are all grieving together and our hearts are filled with sorrow. We would like to send our condolences to our colleague, Dr. Kagan, and her family at this time.

Sincerely,

CSPCP Board of Directors

Joint statement from CHPCA and CSPCP regarding Palliative Care and MAiD

(Nov 27, 2019) The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) released a joint statement and call to action regarding the ongoing confusion amongst the general public about Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying.

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This statement has been endorsed by international palliative care organizations, including the International Association of Hospice Palliative Care (IAHPC) and the World Hospice Palliative Care Association (WHPCA). It has also been endorsed by the founder of palliative care in Canada, Dr. Balfour Mount, and internationally well-respected palliative care physicians such as Dr. Eduardo Bruera. You can read Dr. Mount’s message here.

If you and/or your organization would like to endorse this statement, you may do so here: Endorsement submission form

December 2019 E-Brief

This issue includes: A message from the CSPCP Board, an ALPM 2020 update, a volunteer opportunity, a funding opportunity, a research survey invitation, and more!

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