Palliative Competency Framework

The framework was developed to identify ideal competencies for health-care providers (HCPs) caring for people with life-limiting conditions. HCPs include generalist, enhanced practice and specialists.

Some competencies are shared by all HCPs (core competencies), and some are discipline-specific. Much of the framework was adapted with permission from the Irish Palliative Care Competency Framework and The Nova Scotia Palliative Care Competency Framework.

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Inter-professional COVID – Palliative Core Competencies Self-Assessment tool for Generalist-ALL nurses, NPs, physicians, social workers, counsellors and health care assistants. This self-assessment tool includes links to suggested resources for each competency. You can download this fillable pdf to complete the self-assessment or print. This resource document sorts the same resources by topic. If you have any questions about the resources please contact Kathleen Yue:

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