Palliative Approach to Care Education (PACE) Working Group

The PACE working group was formed in November 2017. The goal of the group is to provide a comprehensive description of the core palliative competencies for non-palliative specialty training programs of both the CFPC and Royal College to the CSPCP Board as well as provide models for teaching evidenced-based palliative care to these various trainees.

This is important because Canada now has an expectation that all physicians will have basic core competencies in palliative care and a palliative approach to care. Two new training programs have been established to provide advanced education at the secondary and tertiary levels of palliative care competency through the new CFPC Certificate of Added Competence in Palliative Care and the RCPSC Subspecialty in Palliative Medicine. However, there are no clearly defined core palliative competencies or corresponding teaching frameworks for non-palliative care specialists. In order to meet the palliative care needs of Canadians, a primary palliative approach to care needs to be established and integrated into all primary specialties as well as other specialties that will interact with people with life limiting conditions.

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Working Group Members
Leonie Herx – co-chair
Teneille Gofton – co-chair
Carl Bromwich
James Downar
Shaundra Popowich
Giovanna Sirianni
Chris Vadeboncoeur
Samantha Winemaker
Representative from the Royal College -Jason Frank
Representative from the CFPC – Nancy Fowler
Kim Taylor (project management/support)