Tools for Practice

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

Communication
Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People Who are Dying
Listening carefully to patients at the end of life is at the heart of good palliative care and this book provides a means... read more...
Relationship Management: Helpful Information for Health Care Providers When Challenged by “Difficult” Patients
Relationship Management, a communication and interaction strategy, is compassionate, respectful and professional and will... read more...
Re-Thinking Palliative Care in the Community: A Change Guide
Based on Dr Seow's research, this guide will help to build your community palliative care program. read more...
The role of social workers in palliative, end of life and bereavement care
This resource aims to ensure that people benefit from good social work at the end of their life, and that those close to... 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...