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
Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada
Since the implementation of the federal legislation, Health Canada has released three federal interim reports. The first... read more...
Framework for a National Strategy on Palliative and End of Life Care
This document highlights why a national strategy is needed, what it would encompass and who needs to be engaged to ensure... 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...
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...
Health and the Human Spirit: Shaping the Direction of Spiritual Health Care in Manitoba
This strategic plan is in response to the growing awareness that spirituality, or the way a person searches for and finds... read more...
Health Care Systems Integration: Synthesis Report
A synthesis of the current body of research on the integration of health systems in the context of home care including key... read more...
Health Care Use at the End of Life in Western CA
Health Care Use at the End of Life in Western Canada is the first report of its kind to examine the use of health services... read more...
Highlights from the National Palliative Medicine Survey
This report summarizes the findings of a CSPCP-led project in collaboration with four partner organizations (CMA, CFPC, Royal... 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...
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...
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...