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
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 Care at the End of Life: Encounters between home care nurses and family caregivers
A research report out of the University of Victoria. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of how home... 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...
Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: A System Performance Report
A report by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) centres on adolescents and young adults with cancer and reveals... read more...
Advance Care Planning Evaluation in Elderly Patients
The ACCEPT study evaluated the quantity and quality of ACP from the perspective of over 500 patients and family members in... 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 High Quality, High Value Palliative Care in Ontario
This report is the result of a collaborative effort of stakeholders across Ontario that outlines the steps needed to make... read more...
NewBest 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...
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association - Position Statement re Euthanasia & Physician-assisted Suicide
The position statement of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. 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...
'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...
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...
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...