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...
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...