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
Dying, Dignity, and New Horizons in Palliative End-of-Life Care
This article provides an overview of the physical, psychosocial, existential and spiritual challenges that people will face... read more...
Early Palliative Care - Improving Quality of Life
4 minute video clip explains the value of palliative care within cancer care.  In Canada there is not a difference between... read more...
Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Study released August 19, 2010 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that palliative care not only improved quality... read more...
eHospice
A free app and website that brings you international news, intelligence, commentary, and analysis on hospice palliative and... read more...
End-of-Life Care: A Nurse's Guide to Compassionate Care
This sensitively written book offers a wealth of insight and practical advice for nurses in every specialty and setting providing... 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...
Faces of Caring
Faces of Caring is a community to share deeply human stories, advice, and resources for facing serious illness. It harnesses... read more...
Family Perspectives: Death and Dying in Canada
This document examines the evolution of death and dying in Canada across generations, the desires and realities of families... read more...
Framework on Palliative Care in Canada
In late 2017, the Act Providing for the Development of a Framework on Palliative Care in Canada was passed by Parliament... read more...
Gastronomical CookBook: Eating Well, Always
Eating Well, Always. These recipes have been developed by students from the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec... read more...
Palliative Care Competencies for Undergraduate Medical Students in Canada
A competency-based model of medical education is being integrated across the trajectory of medical education in Canada --... read more...
Palliative Care Health Services Delivery Framework - Frequently Asked Questions
This Frequently Asked Questions document accompanies the Palliative Care Health Services Delivery Framework produced by the... read more...
Palliative Care Health Services Delivery Framework: Recommendations for a Model of Care to Improve Palliative Care in Ontario - Focus Area 1: Adults Receiving Care in Community Settings
The Ontario Palliative Care Network has developed a model of care to improve palliative care services. It applies to services... read more...
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Summit Recommendations
This executive summary represents a condensed version of the recommendations put forward by the speakers at the 2016 Pregnancy... read more...
The Public Health Approach to Palliative Care: Principles, Models, and International Perspectives
A White Paper commissioned by the BC Centre for Palliative Care to provide an evidence base for the effectiveness of the... read more...
NewQELCCC - Blueprint for action 2020-2025
Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada. (2020, March). Blueprint for action 2020-2025: progress report. The report... read more...
A Resource Guide for Community Development of Palliative and End-of-Life Care within Alberta
Communities across Alberta are seeking information about developing local Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PEOLC) community... read more...
Resource Guide: Hospice Palliative Care in the Bow Valley
We recognize that many people in our rural Bow Valley Communities need information on hospice palliative care and how to... read more...
Serious Illness Care Program: Reference Guide for Clinicians
We know that individuals who have conversations with their clinicians about their values, goals and wishes are more likely... read more...
Shift your care to a palliative approach (infographic)
Not all patients will require care provided by specialized palliative programs but they can still benefit from a palliative... read more...