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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

WINNER – UNDERGRADUATE NARRATIVE AWARD

Congratulations to Queen’s University student Zoe Lau, winner of the 2018 Undergraduate Narrative Award for Palliative Medicine. We have invited Ms. Lau to personally share her narrative at the 2019 Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference in Calgary (May 23 – 25, 2019). She will also receive a cash prize of $500, generously sponsored by Pallium Canada. We have also encouraged her to submit her narrative for potential publication.

Each year the award is granted in honour of a palliative care physician who has shown an enduring commitment to the integration of the arts and humanities into the practice of palliative medicine. This year’s honouree is Dr. Lyle Galloway from the University of Calgary.

Thank you to all entrants and to the 2018 judging committee: Margaret Cottle (CSPCP Undergraduate Education Committee), Lyle Galloway (Honoree, U. of Calgary), Carol-Ann Courneya (Advisor), Cori Schroder (CSPCP Awards Committee), and Barbara Sibbald (CMAJ).

For detailed information about this award, see the Awards Page on this web site.

Winner – Undergraduate Narrative Award

Congratulations to Queen’s University student Calvin Santiago, winner of the 2017 Undergraduate Narrative Award for Palliative Medicine. David D’Arienzo (McGill) and Karen Ngo (McMaster) received honourable mention. We have invited Mr. Santiago to personally share his narrative at the 2018 Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference in Toronto (May 31 – June 2, 2018). He will also receive a cash prize of $500, generously sponsored by Pallium Canada. We will encourage these students to submit their narratives for potential publication. We will post them as soon as we are able.

Each year the award also recognizes a palliative care physician who has shown an enduring commitment to the integration of the arts and humanities into the practice of palliative medicine. This year’s honouree is Dr. Jean-Marc Bigonnesse from the University of Sherbrooke.

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Thank you to all entrants and to the 2017 judging committee: Margaret Cottle (CSPCP Undergraduate Education Committee), Jean-Marc Bigonnesse (Honoree, U. of Sherbrooke), Carol-Ann Courneya (Advisor), Paul Daeninck (CSPCP Awards Committee), and Barbara Sibbald (CMAJ).

For detailed information about this award, see the Awards Page on this web site.