Tools for Practice

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

Serious Illness Care Program: Reference Guide for Clinicians We know that individuals who have conversations with their clinicians about their values, goals and wishes are more likely...
Serious Illness Conversation Guide This booklet helps health care providers engage in conversations with patients about illness, prognosis and goals of care.
Sesame Street in Communities - Helping Kids Grieve: Training Video While adults understand the permanence of death rather quickly, children often need more time. Feelings of grief come and...
Social History Implementation Module A social history is a compilation of biographical information about an individual. It may include questions about an individual's...
Start the Talk: Supporting Children and Teens When a Family Member has Cancer This free online interactive resource is a guide for health care professionals and educators to support children and teens...
Stay, Breathe with Me: The Gift of Compassionate Medicine This book presents serious illness as a drama of body, mind, and soul. In this drama symptoms and suffering cannot be separated...
Supporting and Strengthening Families Through Expected and Unexpected Life Events - March 2006 Focusing on the family is an integral component of nursing practice. This guideline was developed to promote and facilitate...
Supporting Parenting Through Illness & Grief This one page handout provides an overview of the findings from a research study of 71 parent caregivers. It discusses the...
Talking Mats® Talking Mats®, developed at the University of Stirling, are a low tech communication framework involving sets of symbols...
Teens Talk About Grief Dealing with grief when you are a teen is difficult. These videos include the experiences of six teens. They talk about what...
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