Tools for Practice

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

Communication
Social History Implementation Module
A social history is a compilation of biographical information about an individual. It may include questions about an individual's... read more...
Start the Talk: Supporting Children and Teens When a Family Member has Cancer
This free online interactive resource is a guide for health care professionals and educators to support children and teens... read more...
Stay, Breathe with Me: The Gift of Compassionate Medicine
This book presents serious illness as a drama of body, mind, and soul. In this drama symptoms and suffering cannot be separated... read more...
Supporting and Strengthening Families Through Expected and Unexpected Life Events - March 2006
Focusing on the family is an integral component of nursing practice. This guideline was developed to promote and facilitate... read more...
Supporting Parenting Through Illness & Grief
This one page handout provides an overview of the findings from a research study of 71 parent caregivers. It discusses the... read more...
Talking Mats®
Talking Mats®, developed at the University of Stirling, are a low tech communication framework involving sets of symbols... read more...
To Comfort Always: A Nurse's Guide to End-of-Life Care
The holistic and team-based approach are discussed for the end-of-life care in this book. read more...
Transcultural Communication In Nursing, 2nd ed.
Practical textbook on the development of skills and techniques needed to work and communicate effectively with clients and... read more...
Transforming the Way We Die
Article highlighting the essence of palliative care. read more...
Vital Talk
Vital Talk is a website focused on supporting clinicians in effective communication practices with patients and families. read more...