Tools for Practice

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

Psychosocial care
'Does cancer not care I have plans?': Terminal diagnosis forces author to grab hold of life Listen to a conversation with author Kate Bowler who was interviewed on "The Current" (CBC radio). Kate is the author of...
Dying, Dignity, and New Horizons in Palliative End-of-Life Care This article provides an overview of the physical, psychosocial, existential and spiritual challenges that people will face...
Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care Effective teaching video on the topic of empathy;  4 minutes & 24seconds in length.
End of Life Care - Strategies for Optimizing Family & Team Communications Presntation by Susan Blacker, RSW, MSW at the NICE (National Institute for the Care of the Elderly) Knowledge Exchange Conference...
Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse This textbook is targeted to nurses in all care settings. It provides practical and hands on information around providing...
Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of...
Faith Community Outreach Guide Free online outreach guides for health care providers to enhance access and palliative care in these diverse communities.
Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice This text presents an explanation of research-based theories and clinical wisdom across a variety of topics in the field...
Guide for Implementing Screening for Distress, the 6th Vital Sign Created by the Cancer Journey Action Group, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, this guideline includes screening tools...
Guided Mindfulness Meditation [Audiobook CD] This CD set is an excellent introduction to meditation.  Contains 4 meditations with his clear directions and suggestions...
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