Tools for Practice

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

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Choking and Swallowing Assessments in LTC: Clinical Indicators and Guidelines
Published by the Canadian Association for Drugs and Technology in Health, Health Technology Inquiry Service (HTIS), in July... read more...
Dysphagia - B.C. Inter-professional Palliative Symptom Management Guidelines
These best practice guidelines are a result of a collaboration of the following organizations:   The BC Centre for Palliative... read more...
NewGastronomical CookBook: Eating Well, Always
Eating Well, Always. These recipes have been developed by students from the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec... read more...
Nutrition and Hydration in Hospice Care: Needs, Strategies, Ethics (The Hospice Journal , Vol 9)
A comprehensive clinical reference book on nutritional care of the terminally ill for dieticians, nutritionists, and other... read more...
Swallowing Difficulties
An article written by Dr. Romayne Gallagher that addresses issues arising from swallowing difficulties. Free online access... read more...
Symptom Management Guidelines (Related to Nutrition)
BC Cancer Agency has produced Symptom Management Guidelines which address common problems related to nutrition including anorexia,... read more...
Tube Feed or Not To Tube Feed?
This evidenced-based fast fact sheet written by Dr J. Hallenbeck and Dr D. Weissman provides a brief outline of what is known... read more...
NewAccessing cannabis for medical purposes from a licensed producer
Learn how to access cannabis for your medical purposes from licensed producers under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes... read more...
B.C. Inter-professional Palliative Symptom Management Guidelines
These best practice guidelines are a result of a collaboration of the following organizations:   The BC Centre for Palliative... read more...
NewCannabis in Canada
About cannabis, process of legalization, health effects, addiction, medical use, applying for industry licenses, consumer... read more...
Hiccoughs - B.C. Inter-professional Palliative Symptom Management Guidelines
These best practice guidelines are a result of a collaboration of the following organizations:   The BC Centre for Palliative... 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...
Marie Curie: Palliative Care Knowledge Zone
This area of the website offers a range of information on palliative, end of life care to support and inform the clinical... 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...
Parkinson's disease: Diagnosis and management in primary and secondary care
The NICE clinical guideline on Parkinson's disease discusses recommendations for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, medications... read more...
Pruritus - B.C. Inter-professional Palliative Symptom Management Guidelines
These best practice guidelines are a result of a collaboration of the following organizations:   The BC Centre for Palliative... read more...
Sedation for Palliative Purposes – Evidence Informed Practice Tool
This guideline provides recommendations for adult and pediatric clinical practice when Sedation for Palliative Purposes is... read more...