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End-of-Life Care Distance Education

This program is designed to help family physicians in Metropolitan Toronto and the York and Simcoe regions to:

  • provide better care for dying patients and their families
  • enhance their involvement in local and regional palliative care initiatives and programs.

The program combines web-based collaborative knowledge-building, video conferences and face-to-face standardized patient interactions.

Many key issues are covered, such as:

  • pain and symptom management
  • barriers to providing home care
  • communication skills important for dealing with dying patients and their families.


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