Flexing Your Core: the 30-minute Palliative Workout ECHO Sessions
An ECHO series for all Health Care Providers! These introductory level sessions are for anyone working with people who are affected by serious illness incorporating the palliative approach to care into your daily practice in any clinical setting.
- 30-minute interactive sessions are designed to be a vehicle for sharing your own experience, resourcefulness, and inventiveness in your work with patients across the care systems.
- The sessions build upon eight (8) Learning Hub modules created by a team of experts in palliative care and adult education, alongside a focus group of health care providers varying in age, disciplines, and stages in career with little experience in palliative care. This education can be applied to patients of any age, at any point from diagnosis to bereavement, in all care settings.
- Each module takes about 15 minutes to complete and are foundational learnings for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Social Workers, Counsellors, Allied Health, and students who are not familiar with palliative care and a palliative approach but provide direct care for people with life-limiting illness in any health care setting.
- We encourage session attendees to complete the first module (Domain 1: Palliative approach) prior to attending a Flexing Your Core: the 30-minute Palliative workout ECHO session. Each ECHO session, like the Learning Hub modules, is designed to optimize your learning in a short amount of time.
- The virtual sessions aim to bring further context to the learning hub content and give attendees an opportunity to learn from others and discuss case studies together
Current and Upcoming Sessions
Following the Domain 4 module on Learning Hub, this session is an introduction to promoting comfort and quality of life for people with life-limiting illness. Learners will discuss applying the steps of symptom management and supporting wellness to a case study.
Following the Domain 5 module on Learning Hub, this session learners will reflect on the importance of ensuring their care aligns with the patient’s goals of care. They will also be introduced to three key aspects of what a care plan for someone with a life-limiting illness should include and apply these to a case study.
Following the Domain 6 module on Learning Hub, this session will address the assumption that loss, grief and bereavement are thought of as a “linear” experience. This session aims to help you identify that people experience grief differently and explore ways to support grief and loss for both patients and their families through a case study.
Following the Domain 7 module on Learning Hub, this session introduces common ethical issues in end-of-life care. Learners will have the opportunity to practice ethical decision making by discussing a case study.
Following the Domain 8 module on Learning Hub, this session focuses on identifying self-care strategies and knowing how to support others in the workplace resulting in better patient outcomes, increased patient and family satisfaction, improving health care worker well-being, and preventing burnout.