Tools for Practice

Our clinical team has identified protocols, advanced practices, and assessment and evaluation tools to help support your practice.

Psychosocial care
Counselling with Caregivers: A Guide for Professionals
This book sensitizes healthcare practitioners to the challenges faced by caregivers, and provides practical advice reassessing... read more...
The Courage to Laugh: Humor, Hope and Healing in the Face of Death and Dying
This book offers insights and anecdotal stories about how humor can be present and also embraced in difficult times, particularly... read more...
Cross-Cultural Considerations in Promoting Advance Care Planning in Canada
This report was prepared for the Palliative and End-of-Life Care Unit, Chronic and Continuing Care Division, Secretariat... read more...
Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care
Narratives of the personal and family struggles with illness drawn from a variety of qualitative research methods. read more...
Dancing with Broken Bones: Poverty, Race, and Spirit-filled Dying in the Inner City
Moller is a sociologist who takes us into the world of the urban poor; read more...
Death, Dying and Social Differences
"How often in palliative care do you hear patients referred to as a 'case of this' or 'a case of that'? This book serves... read more...
Deconstruction/Reconstruction: A grief journal for teens
The Dougy Center's first journal specially created for grieving teens.   Whether a teen has experienced the death of a parent,... read more...
Difficult Conversations: Making it easier to talk about end-of-life issues with young adults with life-limiting conditions
This guide was developed in response to a gap in health professional's skills in having difficult conversations with the... read more...
Dignity and the essence of medicine: the A, B, C, and D of dignity conserving care
Kindness, humanity, and respect - the core values of medical professionalism - are too often being overlooked in the time... read more...
Dignity in Care
Dignity in Care provides practical ideas and tools to support a culture of compassion and respect throughout the health care... read more...