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Clinical Tools

Hospice Palliative Care Symptom Response Kit

Palliative Care Plan for expected death at home

Screening Tools

Screen regularly for distress and other needs using validated screening tools. Type and timeline of assessments depend on the severity, extent of life interference, urgency and complexity of the symptoms or needs identified.

Conversation and Consent Tools

Use the results of screening to prompt further discussions about a person’s wishes, values, beliefs, understanding of wellness and any illnesses, and goals for current and future care. These conversations are ongoing and should be revisited regularly.

Advance Care Planning

Palliative Care Toolkits

The Ontario Palliative Care Network's toolkit provides best-practice tools from around the world to support primary care providers in the delivery of palliative care. All the tools are organized according to the 3-step-model of best practice: identify, assess and plan. 

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has a toolkit and reference material to support palliative care within First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities as well as patient friencly documents and clinical supports.


Other websites with resources