Tools for Practice

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

Advanced care planning / Decision making
Facing Death (Frontline documentary)
Facing Death (Frontline documentary) PBS Broadcast "Facing Death" - Available to view on-line This documentary takes a closer... read more...
Guidelines for Spiritual Care Practitioners and Psycho-Spiritual Therapists in Responding to Inquiries Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
This document will help the reader (1) understand the position of Canadian Association for Spirirtual Care (CASC) on how... read more...
Health Care Directive - Example
An example of a health care directive developed by Dr. Mike Harlos. read more...
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Questions
This video series, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Questions (HPMQ), answers tough questions you may come across while caring... read more...
Hospice Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in Canada: How will they co-exist?
With all of the media coverage and polarized opinions surrounding Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), patients need to know... read more...
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... read more...
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... read more...
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... read more...
IPAL-ICU Project
In a major national effort to integrate and improve palliative care in the ICU, the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)... read more...
Just Ask (Pocket card): Talking to Patients and Families About Advanced Care Planning
This pocket card is a companion to the framework, "Just Ask: a conversation guide for goals of care discussions". It is a... read more...