Tools for Practice

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

Communication
Sahtu Glossary Cancer Terminology
A glossary of medical terminology with a focus on cancer to facilitate discussions between First Nations and health officials... read more...
Serious Illness Care Program: Reference Guide for Clinicians
We know that individuals who have conversations with their clinicians about their values, goals and wishes are more likely... read more...
Serious Illness Conversation Guide
This booklet helps health care providers engage in conversations with patients about illness, prognosis and goals of care. read more...
Sesame Street in Communities - Helping Kids Grieve: Training Video
While adults understand the permanence of death rather quickly, children often need more time. Feelings of grief come and... read more...
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...