Tools for Practice

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

Communication
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 Advanced 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...
Latino Outreach Guide
Free online outreach guides for health care providers to enhance access and palliative care in these diverse communities. read more...