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Our clinical team has identified protocols, advanced practices, and assessment and evaluation tools to help support your practice.

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How to Break Bad News: A Guide for Health Care Professionals Short, easy-to-read book with examples and practical suggestions; intended for clinicians of every specialty and skill level.
How to Have an End-Of-Life Conversation In this 3 minute video clip, Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon and author, discusses how to have an end-of-life conversation.  He...
I Don’t Want Jenny To Think I’m Abandoning Her: Views On Overtreatment A palliative care physician helps a cancer patient cope with her coming death, while her oncologist struggles to give up...
I Don't Know What to Say, 2nd ed. The author discusses the challenges he experienced when caring for a terminally ill family member. Very practical suggestions...
In Our Own Voices: Aboriginal Perspectives in Hospice Palliative Care Video, produced by Pallium Project available free-of-charge online,  intended to promote reflection and discussion around...
Indigenous Voices First Nations, Inuit and Métis share stories about living with serious illness and grief in over 170 short video clips. Indigenous...
IPAL-ICU Project In a major national effort to integrate and improve palliative care in the ICU, the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)...
Just Ask (Pocket card): Talking to Patients and Families About Advance Care Planning This pocket card is a companion to the framework, "Just Ask: a conversation guide for goals of care discussions". It is a...
Just Ask: a conversation guide for goals of care discussions This guide provides a framework to assist healthcare providers in engaging patients and/or their substitute decision makers...
Knowing What To Say Knowing What To Say --- "Speaking With Patients About Spirituality & Exploring Verbal Responses to Spiritual Pain" is an...
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