Tools for Practice

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

Communication
Dignity in Care
Dignity in Care provides practical ideas and tools to support a culture of compassion and respect throughout the health care... read more...
Dignity in Care: Time to Take Action
Article in Press on caring for patients, dignity, and personhood. read more...
Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days
An introduction to Dr Chochinov's pioneering and innovative work related to dignity therapy, this book provides the history,... read more...
'Does cancer not care I have plans?': Terminal diagnosis forces author to grab hold of life
Listen to a conversation with author Kate Bowler who was interviewed on "The Current" (CBC radio). Kate is the author of... read more...
Dying, Dignity, and New Horizons in Palliative End-of-Life Care
This article provides an overview of the physical, psychosocial, existential and spiritual challenges that people will face... read more...
Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care
Effective teaching video on the topic of empathy;  4 minutes & 24seconds in length. read more...
End of Life Care - Strategies for Optimizing Family & Team Communications
Presntation by Susan Blacker, RSW, MSW at the NICE (National Institute for the Care of the Elderly) Knowledge Exchange Conference... read more...
End of Life: Powerpoint Learning Module
This 70 minute, voiced-over powerpoint presentation reviews the core elements of quality palliative care and gets to the... read more...
End-of-Life Care: A Practical Guide
This book provides clinical guidance for health care providers on various end-of-life symptoms, grief and bereavement, communication,... read more...
Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved
Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of... read more...