Tools for Practice

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

Communication
Difficult Conversations: Making it easier to talk about end-of-life issues with young adults with life-limiting conditions
This guide was developed in response to a gap in health professional's skills in having difficult conversations with the... read more...
Dignity and the essence of medicine: the A, B, C, and D of dignity conserving care
Kindness, humanity, and respect - the core values of medical professionalism - are too often being overlooked in the time... read more...
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...