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
Geriatric Palliative Care
Palliative care is the best approach to the care of chronically ill and frail elderly because of its focus on quality of... read more...
Getting an Education in Palliative Care
Article based on interviews with Dr James Downar, Dr. Jose Peirara and Dr Erin O'Connor as part of a campaign by the College... read more...
Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life
There is increased awareness of the need for palliative care for chronic diseases. However, there remains a huge unmet need... read more...
A Good Death
The online series A Good Death explores what makes a good end-of-life journey, how attitudes and practices are evolving,... read more...
A Guide to Death Care in Ontario
A Guide to Death Care in Ontario is a free guide provided by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario that helps consumers know... read more...
Guidelines for Spiritual Care Practitioners and Psycho-Spiritual Therapists in Responding to Inquiries Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
This document will help the reader (1) understand the position of Canadian Association for Spirirtual Care (CASC) on how... read more...
The Heart of Hospice
Seminal book on the philosophy of hospice palliative care in Canada and worldwide. Available for free reading and printing... read more...
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Questions
This video series, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Questions (HPMQ), answers tough questions you may come across while caring... read more...
Hospice Concepts: A Guide to Palliative Care in Terminal Illness
Provides a succinct yet comprehensive overview of hospice care. The book covers everything from hospice philosophy to Medicare... read more...
Staffing Model for Palliative Care Programs
The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians is proud to announce publication of a paper developed by the CSPCP’s Staffing... 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...
Tools to Support Earlier Identification for Palliative Care - Ontario Palliative Care Network
The aim of this document is to support providers and system level leadership in earlier identification of patients who would... read more...
The Way Forward National Framework
This document is the first step in developing a national framework: a roadmap for implementing an integrated palliative approach... read more...
When Breath Becomes Air
This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young... read more...
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Guidelines for Discharge Planning for First Nations Patients Returning to Home Community for Palliative Care
The Palliative  Care Program of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has developed " Guidelines for Discharge Planning... read more...