Tools for Practice

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

Assessment tools
99 Common Questions (And More) About Hospice Palliative Care: A Nurses Handbook, 4th ed.
This handbook was written to enhance the professional caregiver’s capacity and confidence in offering hospice palliative... read more...
Am I Safe: Supporting conversations about patient safety in the home
Providing safe health care in an unpredictable home setting poses unique challenges.   This document discusses considerations... read more...
Assessing Pain in Older Adults with Dementia
A tool for assessing pain with cognitively impaired older persons and information on its use. read more...
Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains: Self Assessment Tool
This is a link to a chaplaincy self assessment tool developed by the AHPCC. read more...
Bereavement Risk Assessment Tool (BRAT)
The Bereavement Risk Assessment Tool, or BRAT, is a psychosocial assessment tool used by care team members to communicate... read more...
Brain Tumours: A Toolkit for Health Care Professionals
The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada provides information and resources on adult and pediatric brain tumours. They have... read more...
Burden Scale for Family Caregivers (BSFC)
A global measure of perceived burden resulting from home care. The BSFC is designed for use in both clinical practice and... read more...
Burden Scale for Family Caregivers (BSFC) – Short Version
A global measure of perceived burden resulting from home care. The BSFC is designed for use in both clinical practice and... read more...
CANHELP (Canadian Health Care Evaluation Project) Questionaire
The CANHELP (Canadian Health Care Evaluation Project) questionnaire was originally designed/ used by researchers to measure... read more...
Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT)
The CSNAT is an evidence-based tool designed for carers supporting a family member or friend at home towards the end of life. read more...