Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultants

Supports service providers in home care agencies (CCACs and contracted providers), long-term care homes, community support services and primary care by providing access to Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultants.

A Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultant’s provide consultation, education, mentorship and linkages to palliative care resources across the continuum of care. Specifically:

  • Assists service providers in the application of the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care (CHPCA 2002), assessment tools and best practice guidelines

  • Offers consultation to service providers in person, by telephone, by videoconference or through e-mail regarding care (e.g., assessment and management of pain and other symptoms)

  • Helps build capacity amongst front line service providers in the delivery of palliative care

  • Links with specialized hospice palliative care resources.

This service does not provide direct client, patient assessment or care planning. As part of an education/coaching activity with a service provider, a client/patient may be present, however, the service provider remains the one responsible for the care. The service does not include responding to inquiries or education activities for the general public.