Learning Initiatives

Fundamentals Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care (Core & Enhanced)

fundamentals cube The “Core” Fundamentals program is intended for all health care providers working or volunteering in the health care system who have an interest in developing his or her capacity in hospice palliative care.


fundamentals enhanced cube The “Enhanced” stream of the Fundamentals Program is intended for Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) with an interest in developing his or her capacity related to hospice palliative care in a clinical setting. NPs, RNs and RPNs must take the core Fundamentals program prior to taking Fundamentals Enhanced; Fundamentals Enhanced is a prerequisite for the CAPCE Program.

Note: The Core Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care program is a prerequisite for the Enhanced Fundamentals program.


Both Fundamentals programs, Core and Enhanced, were redesigned in 2017.

APPS Advanced Palliative Practice Skills

APPS cube The APPS program is an educational opportunity for Personal Support Workers (PSW´s), Health Care Aides and Hospice Volunteers who are graduates of the Core Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care Program and who are currently working or volunteering in palliative care.

Note: The Core Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care program is a prerequisite for the APPS program.

CAPCE Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education

CAPCE cube The Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) Program is designed to align with the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice (CHPCA 2002).

CAPCE was developed in 2002 by the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program (PPSMCP) of Southwestern Ontario, and redesigned in 2013 and 2017.

The CAPCE program will be made available to Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who meet the eligibility criteria.

Note: The Core Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care program is a prerequisite for the CAPCE program.

Interprofessional Education cube Pallium Canada is currently redesigning LEAP with a continued focus on interprofessionalism. The updated LEAP promotes a standardized approach to enhancing palliative care in Canada with tailored modules for palliative care in different settings (i.e. long-term care, oncology, acute care, etc.).

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