Tools for Practice

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

Communication
NewHow to Be an Even Better Listener: A Practical Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers
Using a combination of compelling vignettes and reflective exercises, Robert Mundle provides readers with practical strategies... read more...
How to Break Bad News: A Guide for Health Care Professionals
Short, easy-to-read book with examples and practical suggestions; intended for clinicians of every specialty and skill level. read more...
How to Have an End-Of-Life Conversation
In this 3 minute video clip, Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon and author, discusses how to have an end-of-life conversation.  He... read more...
I Don’t Want Jenny To Think I’m Abandoning Her: Views On Overtreatment
A palliative care physician helps a cancer patient cope with her coming death, while her oncologist struggles to give up... read more...
I Don't Know What to Say, 2nd ed.
The author discusses the challenges he experienced when caring for a terminally ill family member. Very practical suggestions... read more...
In Our Own Voices: Aboriginal Perspectives in Hospice Palliative Care
Video, produced by Pallium Project available free-of-charge online,  intended to promote reflection and discussion around... read more...
IPAL-ICU Project
In a major national effort to integrate and improve palliative care in the ICU, the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)... read more...
Just Ask (Pocket card): Talking to Patients and Families About Advance Care Planning
This pocket card is a companion to the framework, "Just Ask: a conversation guide for goals of care discussions". It is a... read more...
Just Ask: a conversation guide for goals of care discussions
This guide provides a framework to assist healthcare providers in engaging patients and/or their substitute decision makers... read more...
Knowing What To Say
Knowing What To Say --- "Speaking With Patients About Spirituality & Exploring Verbal Responses to Spiritual Pain" is an... read more...