Tools for Practice

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

Assessment tools
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... read more...
Heart Failure Palliative Approach to Care (HeFPAC)
This guide for nurses provides key information relevant to the nursing care of patients with advanced (or end-stage) chronic... read more...
Inter-Professional Spiritual Care Engagement Tool (SCET)
This educational package has self-directed learning options for health care providers to gain an understanding of spiritual... 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...
Life and Death Matters (Education Resources)
Free online educational resources - podcasts, powerpoint presentations, an instructors's manual, and many more resources... read more...
National Nursing Framework on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada
This document produced by the Canadian Nurses Association, provides a national framework for nurses and nurse practitioners... read more...
NICE (National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly)
NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults,... read more...
Non-Communicative Patient’s Pain Assessment Instrument (NOPPAIN)
A US Veterans Affairs METRIC(TM) Instrument for pain assessment in the non-verbal patient. For more information, contact... read more...
PACSLAC: The Pain Assessment Checklist
Used to screen for pain in older adults who have dementia or other cognitive impairment with a limited ability to communicate. read more...
Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD)
This pain behavior tool is used to assess pain in older adults who have dementia or other cognitive impairment and are unable... read more...