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
Best 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...
Bill C-277: Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act
This enactment provides for the development of a framework designed to support improved access for Canadians to palliative... 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...
Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians – Response to “The Making of a Myth: Unreliable Data on Access to Palliative Care in Canada"
In response to the article by Jocelyn Downie that was being circulated last fall (“The Making of a Myth: Unreliable Data... read more...
Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control: Doing Together What Cannot Be Done Alone
This document is a 10-year roadmap to improve equity in the cancer system and to deliver world-class cancer care to all Canadians,... read more...
Canadian Strategy on Palliative and End-of-Life
Canadian Strategy on Palliative and End-of-Life Care Progress Report of the Coordinating Committee December 2002-March 2004... read more...
Cannabis in Canada
About cannabis, process of legalization, health effects, addiction, medical use, applying for industry licenses, consumer... read more...
The Caregiver Voice: Consultations with Family Caregivers
In an attempt to better understand the needs of those who provide care to loved ones, this document was produced following... read more...
Caring for Seniors With Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia
One of two related studies released in 2010 by Canadian Institute of Health Information. See also "Supporting Informal Caregivers—The... 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...
'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...
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...
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 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...
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 Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in Canada: How will they co-exist?
With all of the media coverage and polarized opinions surrounding Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), patients need to know... read more...
Indigenous Voices
First Nations, Inuit and Métis share stories about living with serious illness and grief in over 170 short video clips. Indigenous... read more...
Integrated Palliative Care
This text is an account of integrated palliative care, illustrated by real-life international stories from patients and family... read more...