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
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...
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...
NewBC Provincial Renal Agency: Conservative Care Pathway
Care provided in the Kidney Care Clinics (KCC) can be thought of in 5 phases. Phases 1a and 1b are similar for all patients... 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...
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...