Guidelines & Resources
Advance Care Planning
Health Care Consent and Goals of Care
Continuous Palliative Sedation
These regional guidelines are currently being revised and will be available in the spring of 2017.
The Methadone for Pain in Palliative Care Course is for physicians wishing to improve their knowledge and develop core competencies in methadone prescribing for pain management in palliative care. (Mainpro-M1 credit and Royal College CME credit (Section 1))
Taking Ownership is a free interactive e-learning module from Pallium Canada for health care professionals that takes about 40 minutes to complete. The goal is to encourage health care professionals from different disciplines to make primary-level palliative care a part of their daily work.
This site includes links to best-practice tools from around the world to support primary care providers in the delivery of palliative care. Tools are organized according to the 3-step model of best practice proposed by the Gold Standards Framework (GSF): Identify, Assess, and Plan.
The clinical team at the Canadian Virtual Hospice has identified protocols, advanced practices, and assessment and evaluation tools to help support your palliative practice.
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
The De Souza Institute offers health care professionals online courses to enhance expertise to provide the best possible cancer and palliative care.
Pallium Canada is a national organization created to improve the quality of hospice and palliative care services through the development and dissemination of peer-reviewed education, resources and clinical decision-making tools for interprofessional health care providers.
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is a provincial association of hospices and palliative care providers, professionals, and volunteers throughout Ontario.
What they do:
- Encourage, develop, support, and provide leadership and guidance in the field of, hospice palliative care in Ontario
- Promote the development and/or expansion of hospice palliative care services in Ontario
- Promote research in the field of hospice palliative care
- Promote education pertaining to hospice palliative care services for health professionals, volunteers and the general public