Tools for Practice

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

Hospice and palliative care
The Last Dance: Encountering Death and dying, 8th ed. The best-selling textbook in the field, The Last Dance offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Death and dying.
LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice This book provides information for all health care professionals (nursing, physicians, spiritual care, social work etc.)...
Life and Death Matters (Education Resources) Free online educational resources - podcasts, powerpoint presentations, an instructors's manual, and many more resources...
Life in a hospice: Reflections on caring for the dying None of us likes to think about what our last days will be like. But if we do think about them at all, we want them to be...
Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness Little Stars tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young people living with life-limiting illnesses. Against the...
Medical Care of the Dying, 4th ed. This textbook and companion guide (listed seperately) will assist physicians, nurses and staff in institutional and community...
The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine, 2nd ed. A critique of the approach of modern medicine. Drawing on a number of patient narratives, the author writes that the goal...
Navigation: A Guide to Implementing Best Practices in Person-Centred Care The new navigation guide, which builds on a working document released in 2010, describes the different types of navigation...
Optimising the role and value of the interdisciplinary team: Providing person-centred end of life care Effective interdisciplinary teamwork, with its emphasis on person-centred communication, is increasingly seen as a way of...
Organizing a Small Hospice Resources Library Anna Henshaw and Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. have created this book to help others develop hospice resources libraries.
Shift your care to a palliative approach (infographic) Not all patients will require care provided by specialized palliative programs but they can still benefit from a palliative...
Staffing Model for Palliative Care Programs The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians is proud to announce publication of a paper developed by the CSPCP’s Staffing...
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...
Tools to Support Earlier Identification for Palliative Care - Ontario Palliative Care Network The aim of this document is to support providers and system level leadership in earlier identification of patients who would...
The Way Forward National Framework This document is the first step in developing a national framework: a roadmap for implementing an integrated palliative approach...
When Breath Becomes Air This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young...
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Guidelines for Discharge Planning for First Nations Patients Returning to Home Community for Palliative Care The Palliative  Care Program of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has developed " Guidelines for Discharge Planning...
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