COVID-19 UPDATE: Resources on End-of-Life Care


On March 22 Dr. Sandy Buchman, the President of the Canadian Medical Association, spoke with CBC Radio’s Michael Enright about the capacity of Canada’s healthcare system to meet the challenge of COVID-19. As a palliative care physician, Dr. Buchman discussed the role of health care professionals in providing palliative care for patients who will not survive the coronavirus and will spend their final days in isolation.

SAC’s end of life tool kit is designed to inform health-care professionals, patients/clients and their loved ones about common communication, hearing and swallowing issues at the end of life. We encourage SAC members and associates to use and share these resources.

Pallium Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association, is providing free access to learning modules on palliative care for all health care professionals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Six Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) modules, currently only available in English, are self-directed and completed at the learner’s own pace. 


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