An exchange of knowledge, experience, and expertise. The new CHCA Palliative Care ECHO Hub invites home care providers and palliative care specialists to participate in a series of facilitated sessions addressing the identified gaps and challenges in home-based palliative care. Using the Project ECHO philosophy of ‘moving knowledge rather than people in order to increase access to best practices and reduce geographical health disparities’, the CHCA Palliative Care ECHO Hub will improve the ability of local health care teams to provide better palliative care at home.

Working in partnership with Pallium Canada, as part of the Palliative Care ECHO Project, the CHCA Palliative Care ECHO Hub will:

  • Enhance frontline providers’ knowledge and skills so they can deliver high-quality palliative care.
  • Improve patient/caregiver satisfaction with home-based palliative care by introducing ways to support them through their course of illness.
  • Address operational gaps in home-based palliative care and promote innovative models across the country.

ECHO Sessions for 2022-23

Anticipating and preparing for the palliative emergencies in home care results in better patient and family-centre care. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of potential emergencies helps providers determine the appropriate clinical interventions and better prepare and support patients and their caregivers. Our new 2022-23 ECHO Sessions will feature an in-depth look at the top 5 emergency

The struggle to breathe can be terrifying for patients and their caregivers.  Health care providers must be aware of high-risk patients and know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of dyspnea, how to plan for care and prepare patients and their caregivers for emergencies. Join our CHCA Palliative Care ECHO Learning Session to discuss strategies to anticipate, identify and manage dyspnea while providing support for the patient and their caregivers to deal with a Breathing emergency at home.

Session Presenters:

Dr. Christine Jones, Palliative Care Physician, Island Health

Case Study: TBC

Session details and registration coming soon

Session details and registration coming soon

Session details and registration coming soon


Join the CHCA Palliative Care ECHO Hub Community

The CHCA ECHO Hub Community provides resources to reinforce the Learning Session content and share knowledge with your team.

Self-directed microlearning to enhance your knowledge and skills

Evidence-informed practices and research articles to inform your practice

On-demand video of the Learning Session to reinforce your learning experience

Subject Matter Experts’ content slides to share with your team members

ECHO Sessions

  • Guiding Conversations with Patients and Caregivers: Using Emotional Intelligence Skills
  • Recognizing Palliative Care Emergencies in the Home
  • Whole Community Palliative Rounds: Interdisciplinary Communication

Palliative Care ECHO Project

The Palliative Care ECHO Project is a 5-year national initiative that supports the creation of communities of practice, supporting continuous professional development among health care providers across Canada who care for patients with life-limiting illness. Led by Pallium Canada and partners from across Canada, the Project will deliver a continuous learning journey for health care providers to build local capacity to provide a palliative care approach to patients and their families. The Palliative Care ECHO Project is supported by a financial contribution from Health Canada.