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
Advanced Certification for Palliative Care
Standards and certification review process established by The Joint Commission, the accreditation body for health care in... read more...
Advancing Palliative Care in Resource Limited Settings
Presentation by Dr Kathleen Foley, September 2014 highlights projects around the world which offer lessons to other resource... read more...
Alberta Licensed Practical Nurses Competency Profile - 3rd Edition (2015)
This site outlines the Alberta LPN Competency Profile including palliative care competencies. read more...
Applying a Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: An Essential Companion Toolkit
This is a companion document to "A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice... read more...
Association of Hospice and palliative care Chaplains: Standards of practice For Chaplains and Spiritual Care Advisors
This is a link to the Standards of Practice for Chaplains and Spiritual Care Advisors developed by the AHPCC read more...
Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology: Clinical guidelines
Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) has developed several clinical practice guidelines and standards of... read more...
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Competencies' Case Examples
Many avenues of study are required to prepare for and write the CNA - HPC Nursing Certification Exam. This document has been... read more...
Children's Hospice International
An organization that support care to children and their families through networking and resources (standards). read more...
Common Code of Ethics for Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Pastoral Educators and Students
This document is one of four foundational documents affirmed by the constituent boards of the Council on Collaboration on... 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...
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...
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...
Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know
Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know should be an essential component of basic educational preparation... read more...
NewPalliative and end of life care: Alberta Provincial Framework
This Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PEOLC) Provincial Framework has been written by experts in PEOLC  across  Alberta. read more...
NewPregnancy and Infant Loss Summit Recommendations
On  16  May  2016,   the  first  Pregnancy  and  Infant  Loss  Summit  was  held  at Mount Sinai Hospital. Over 300 people... read more...
NewA 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...
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...
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...