Tools for Practice

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

Assessment tools
CHESS Assessment Scale
The Changes in Health, End-stage disease and Signs and Symptoms (CHESS)  scale was designed to identify individuals at risk... read more...
Companion Booklet: Medical Care of the Dying, 4th ed.
This pocket-sized version contains a selection of tables, graphs, and charts from various chapters of the Medical Care of... read more...
Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)
CAM was intended to provide a new standardized method to enable nonpsychiatrically trained clinicians to identify delirium... read more...
Doloplus-2
The Doloplus-2 is used for behavioural pain assessment in cognitively impaired patients. read more...
ESAS-r: Edmonton Symptom Assessment System Revised
The revised Edmonton Symptom Assessment System Revised (ESAS-r) (1) replaces the ESAS (2). The Edmonton Symptom Assessment... read more...
FACT: A Spiritual History Tool
This is a link to the FACT Tool used for taking a spiritual history. A spiritual history seeks to understand how a person’s... read more...
Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit Questionnaire
The questionnaire was originally developed in 2003 using a rigorous methodology as outlined in our original publication in... read more...
FICA Spiritual History Tool
Dr Christine Puchalski and a group of primary care physicians developed this tool to help healthcare professionals address... read more...
Frontal Behaviour Inventory
This tool has been created for healthcare providers to assess for changes in behaviour and personality in patients with dementia... read more...
Geriatric eToolkit
An intercollaborative initiative by the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health [CSAH] in Kingston, Ontario, the Geriatric eToolkit... read more...