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ECHO Home-Based Palliative Care Community Hub

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Bridging the Knowledge Gap in Home-Based Palliative Care

Welcome to the CHCA Project ECHO Home-Based Palliative Care Community Hub

Browse this repository to access resources and tools that support your continuous learning and development of skills, knowledge, and attitudes for providing high-quality home-based palliative care. Access content from specialists and subject matter experts, along with select research articles and practical tools, to enhance and apply your learning.

2024 Theme: Unpacking the Principles of a Palliative Approach to Care

The Philosophy of Palliative Care and a Palliative Approach (April 2024)

Ways to address physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual needs through integrated, holistic care. A case study showcasing a home care team’s successful application of this approach in care planning, highlighting the impact of effective communication, decision-making, and interdisciplinary teamwork.

Learning Session Video

The Philosophy of Palliative Care and a Palliative Approach: Experts Nadine Valk and Deborah Francis led a 60-minute session exploring holistic, person-centered care. They covered early integration, team-based approaches, pain management, psychological support, and cultural sensitivity for compassionate, comprehensive palliative care.

Expert Content Slides

The Philosophy of Palliative Care and a Palliative Approach: This presentation focused on enhancing quality of life through holistic, person-centered care, early integration, and teamwork. Key topics included pain management, psychological support, and cultural sensitivity, aiming for compassionate, comprehensive care for those with life-limiting illnesses.

Evidence-Based Practice

The Canadian Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Competency Framework establishes a minimum national standard for palliative care in Canada. Domain 1: The Philosophy of Palliative Care and a Palliative Approach focuses on improving the quality of life for people with life-limiting conditions through person-centered care, early integration, and teamwork.

TOOLS

Nurses Self-Assessment Tool Domain 1: The self-assessment tools help nurses evaluate their understanding of the philosophy of palliative care, identify people who would benefit from it, and foster interdisciplinary teamwork to provide holistic, patient-centered care.

PSW Self-Assessment Tool Domain 1:The self-assessment tools enable personal support workers to assess their knowledge of palliative care principles, recognize life-limiting conditions early, and support the integration of culturally appropriate, compassionate care into their practice.