Palliative Institute
Competencies & Framework
Competencies & Framework

Alberta Palliative Care Competencies & Framework

A robust and skilled health care workforce is essential to the future sustainability of palliative care delivery. In the fall of 2018, the Palliative Institute, under the direction of the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Provincial Palliative and End-of-Life Innovations Steering Committee, brought palliative care experts together and drafted a protocol to begin the process of developing Alberta interdisciplinary palliative care competencies.

Alberta Palliative Care Competency Framework – Technical Report

The following 14 discipline-specific competency frameworks provide a reference and opportunity for front line clinical staff and volunteers to engage in self-assessment of knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes toward palliative care and when caring for a person with a life-limiting illness. These documents can be used to inform and guide academic curricula, professional development, professional regulatory bodies, continuing education programs and employers.

For more information on our current competencies and education activities, visit our research and grants page.