Program Goal

Family physicians have a key role in caring for dying patients and their families. The goal of the Palliative Care eLearning Program is to enhance family physicians’ knowledge and skills in palliative and end-of-life care. Key issues such as pain and symptom management, providing homecare, and managing patients in the last days of life are covered. Palliative tools that can be used in your practice will also be shared and discussed.

Description & Time Commitment

The Palliative Care eLearning Program is composed of 2 face-to-face sessions and 6 online modules for collaborative knowledge building.

The 2 face-to-face small group learning sessions are 3-hours each and provide an introduction to palliative care and symptoms other than pain. The sessions are held at the University of Toronto Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street.

The web-based modules focus on clinical case scenarios and require participation in asynchronous online discussion. Each module is facilitated online by a palliative care expert over 1 month. Plan to devote approximately 4 hours per month to online collaborative knowledge building and individual reading.

Also embedded within the program is a series of interactive formative feedback exercises to help you identify your individual learning needs and to help you translate new knowledge to your practice.

Palliative Care eLearning Program Website

The program is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Priority is given to physicians currently practicing in Ontario.  Please email facmed.registration@utoronto.ca to inquire about registration if not an Ontario physician.