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
Cicely Saunders, Founder of the Hospice Movement: Selected Letters, 1959-1999
Cicely Saunders is universally acclaimed as a pioneer of modern hospice care. Trained in nursing, social work, then medicine... read more...
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care
The  goal  of  the  4th edition  of  the  National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative... read more...
The Common Sense Guide to Improving Palliative Care
Joanne Lynn and colleagues give practical advice on how to get measurable quality improvements in palliative care provided... read more...
Conceptual Foundations of a Palliative Approach: a Knowledge Synthesis
Key characteristics of a palliative approach based on literature review. read more...
The Council on Palliative Care (Quebec)
Website with downloadable resources, videos, lists of suggested books, readings, and Quebec programs and services (listed... read more...
Death 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...
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...
Dr Harvey Max Chochinov’s address – CMA August 2012
The following address was delivered by Dr Harvey Max Chochinov to the CMA's 145th Annual Meeting and General Council, on... read more...
Dying Declarations: Notes From a Hospice Volunteer
An invitation to explore the field of hospice care, including the philosophical perspectives of Hospice and palliative care... read more...
Life in a hospice: Reflections on caring for the dying
None of us likes to think about what our last days will be like. But if we do think about them at all, we want them to be... read more...
Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness
Little Stars tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young people living with life-limiting illnesses. Against the... read more...
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): Ontario
As part of its efforts to implement a consistent approach to the MAID process in Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term... read more...
Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know
Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know should be an essential component of basic educational preparation... read more...
The Ontario Palliative Care Competency Framework: A Reference Guide for Health Professionals and Volunteers
This reference guide for health professionals and volunteers describes the knowledge, personal attributes and skills providers... read more...
Ontario Palliative Care Network Action Plan 1: 2017 – 2020: Action Areas, Actions and Timelines
This Action Plan (2017 to 2020) is the work plan that will guide how the partners of the Ontario Palliative Care Network... read more...
Palliative 4 Canadians
Palliative 4 Canadians is a coalition of four national organizations whose sole mandate is to improve palliative care in... read more...
Palliative and end of life care: Alberta Provincial Framework
This Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PEOLC) Provincial Framework has been written by experts in PEOLC  across  Alberta. read more...
Palliative Care - Fact Sheet
This fact sheet supports the World Health Organization's goal to improve access to palliative care as a core component of... read more...
Palliative Care and Human Rights for Older Persons (Public Health Fact Sheet)
This fact sheet examines the growing need for older persons’ palliative care, the distinct and specific palliative care and... read more...