Tools for Practice

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Hospice and palliative care
How to Develop a Community Residential Hospice Handbook & Toolkit Order sheet to request materials from Hospice Palliative Care Ontario. For more details about this specific resource, email...
Implementing the End-of-Life Care Strategy: Lessons from Good Practice Based on the 2008 British government publication 'End of Life Care Strategy', this publication provides guidance for improving...
Improving Care for the End of Life: A Sourcebook for Health Care Managers and Clinicians, 2nd ed. Using examples taken from a year-long collaborative on improving end-of-life care, this book aims to equip readers with the...
Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities The research team, led by Dr. Mary Lou Kelley, Lakehead University, would like to acknowledge and thank the four First Nations...
Innovations in Hospice Architecture Innovations in Hospice Architecture responds to the need for a theoretically based reference book summarizing key historical...
Innovative Models of Integrated Hospice Palliative Care Discussion paper which summarizes various models of care across Canada and internationally.
Integrated Palliative Care This text is an account of integrated palliative care, illustrated by real-life international stories from patients and family...
Integrating palliative care and symptom relief into paediatrics: A WHO guide for health care planners, implementers and managers This guide is part of a series of World Health Organization (WHO) guidance documents on palliative care. It describes the...
Joint Position Statement: The palliative approach to care and the role of the nurse The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and the Canadian Hospice...
A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice This document originally released in 2002 and revised in 2013 outlines a framework to support the implementation of high...
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...
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...
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...
QELCCC - Blueprint for action 2020-2025 Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada. (2020, March). Blueprint for action 2020-2025: progress report. The report...
NewRedefining palliative care – A new consensus-based definition This paper, published in the Journal or Pain and Symptom Management, presents the 3-phased consensus based approach behind...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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