Tools for Practice

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

Hospice and palliative care
99 Common Questions (And More) About Hospice Palliative Care: A Nurses Handbook, 4th ed.
This handbook was written to enhance the professional caregiver’s capacity and confidence in offering hospice palliative... read more...
Access to Palliative Care: A Neglected Component of the Right to Health
A Report on the Human Rights Council Side Event. On  June  6,   2011,   in  conjunction  with  the  17th session  of  the... read more...
Advancing Collective Priorities: A Canadian Carer Strategy
This report has been developed to showcase the progress made and outline the policies and practice initiatives that support... read more...
Advancing Palliative Care in Resource Limited Settings
Presentation by Dr Kathleen Foley, September 2014 highlights projects around the world which offer lessons to other resource... read more...
African Palliative Care Association
This organization seeks to support and advance the presence, role and operations of palliative care across the continent... read more...
BC Provincial Renal Agency: Conservative Care Pathway
Care provided in the Kidney Care Clinics (KCC) can be thought of in 5 phases. Phases 1a and 1b are similar for all patients... read more...
Being Mortal
Gawande presents a detailed, but highly readable history of how the meaning of death has changed over the past fifty or sixty... read more...
The Best Care Possible - A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life
Dr. Ira Byock, one of the foremost palliative-care physicians in the United States iluminates one of the most important and... read more...
Best Practices in Palliative Care for Patients with End Stage Renal Disease: With Recommendations for the Nova Scotia Renal Program
After examining best practices in renal palliative care across jurisdictions, this report provides four broad recommendations. read more...
BMC Geriatrics
BMC Geriatrics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the health... read more...
The 2015 Quality of Death Index Ranking Palliative Care Across the World: key findings inforgraphic
This infographic summarizes the findings of The Quality of Death Index which was devised and constructed by the Economist... read more...
The 2015 Quality of Death Index: Ranking of Palliative Care Across the World (2nd Ed.)
The Quality of Death Index was devised and constructed by an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The 2015 Index evaluates... read more...
Access to Palliative Care: A Neglected Component of the Right to Health
A Report on the Human Rights Council Side Event. On  June  6,   2011,   in  conjunction  with  the  17th session  of  the... read more...
Advancing Collective Priorities: A Canadian Carer Strategy
This report has been developed to showcase the progress made and outline the policies and practice initiatives that support... read more...
The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
An exquisite memoir about how to live—and love—every day with “death in the room,” from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young... read more...
NewCanada Bereavement Registry
Helping the bereaved by stopping direct mail and phone calls to the deceased. On average, a deceased person will continue... read more...
NewDeath By Design (podcast)
We must become the designer of our own destination. We must learn how to build the pathways to our last chapter by creating... 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...
Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse
This textbook is targeted to nurses in all care settings. It provides practical and hands on information around providing... 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...