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
LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice
This book provides information for all health care professionals (nursing, physicians, spiritual care, social work etc.)... read more...
Life and Death Matters (Education Resources)
Free online educational resources - podcasts, powerpoint presentations, an instructors's manual, and many more resources... 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 Care of the Dying, 4th ed.
This textbook and companion guide (listed seperately) will assist physicians, nurses and staff in institutional and community... read more...
The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine, 2nd ed.
A critique of the approach of modern medicine. Drawing on a number of patient narratives, the author writes that the goal... read more...
Navigation: A Guide to Implementing Best Practices in Person-Centred Care
The new navigation guide, which builds on a working document released in 2010, describes the different types of navigation... read more...
One Chance to Get it Right
The Liverpool Care Pathway developed in the 1990’s was a generic model intended to replicate palliative care across settings. read more...
Optimising the role and value of the interdisciplinary team: Providing person-centred end of life care
Effective interdisciplinary teamwork, with its emphasis on person-centred communication, is increasingly seen as a way of... read more...
Organizing a Small Hospice Resources Library
Anna Henshaw and Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. have created this book to help others develop hospice resources libraries. 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...