Tools for Practice

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

Assessment tools
Spirituality and Medical Practice: Using the HOPE Questions as a Practical Tool for Spiritual Assessment
The HOPE questions described in this article provide a guide for spirituality assessment. As published in American Family... read more...
Suicide: Assessment Considerations for Health Care Providers
Presentation by advisor for Virtual Hospice clinical team reviews points to consider in assessing suicide risk. read more...
Taking A Spiritual History, 2nd ed
Medical College of Wisconsin - End of Life/Palliative Care Education Resource Centre have created/posted this spiritual history... read more...
Ten Steps to Better Prognostication
This table is copyright but is provided free to be used in any format without permission. Please acknowledge source: Dr. read more...
Tools to Support Earlier Identification for Palliative Care - Ontario Palliative Care Network
The aim of this document is to support providers and system level leadership in earlier identification of patients who would... read more...
Victoria Bowel Performance Scale (BPS) and management guideline
This assessment tool and guideline uses a 9-point numerical scale to assess stool consistency, frequency and effort and provides... read more...
Victoria Respiratory Congestion Scale (VRCS)
Assessment tool for respiratory congestion in end-of-life care, published in Medical Care of the Dying (2006) textbook, and... read more...
WRHA Palliative Care Program Constipation Assessment & Management Algorithm
Based on the Canadian Consensus document by Librach et al (2010), the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Palliative Care... read more...