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In this section you will find useful and up-to-date resources relating to palliative care. If you would like a resource added to this section or find that a resource is inaccurate or out of date, please email info@swpalliative.ca 
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Medical Assistance in Dying - Ministry of Health

the Ministry of Health's resources on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Jul 24, 2017
Medical Assistance in Dying Resources CHPCA

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) information provided by Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Jul 24, 2017
Medical Assistance in Dying Resources OPCN

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) information provided by Ontario Palliative Care Network

Jul 24, 2017
Ontario Renal Network (ORN)

Information on Palliative Care for Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease

Jun 23, 2017
Nursing Clinical Practice Guidelines

The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) clinical practice guidelines are relevant to hospice palliative care and include guidelines for the assessment and management of pain.

May 25, 2017
The Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program Southwestern Ontario

provides palliative care education, consultation, and palliative care system development.

May 25, 2017
Care Giver Support

The National Initiative for Care of the Elderly has published an excellent tool to support Care Givers entitled When Someone Close to You is Dying. Consider giving this to your patients and their care givers

May 25, 2017
National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad

May 25, 2017
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO)

Cancer Care Ontario has a number of palliative care resources with the goal of ensuring that every Ontarian, when faced with a cancer diagnosis, is able to live his or her life with support, dignity and respect throughout the course of their illness.

May 25, 2017
Cancer Care Ontario's Provincial Palliative Care Integration Project

This project is responsible for developing evidence-based practices and guidelines in order to improve the quality of care for cancer patients in their Palliative Care Program

May 25, 2017
Ontario Consent and Capacity Board

The Consent and Capacity Board conducts hearings under the Mental Health Act, the Health Care Consent Act, the Personal Health Information Protection Act, the Substitute Decisions Act and the Mandatory Blood Testing Act

May 25, 2017
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent for Health Service Providers Community of Practice

Centre of Excellence for HCC ACP in Ontario and is supporting the integration of HCC ACP into practice utilizing the Ontario legal framework

May 25, 2017
Health and Wellness Information for Senior

Get information on programs and services to help seniors be healthy, active and engaged. Caregivers can also find information to get support

May 25, 2017
National Institute for the Care of the Elderly Ontario Tool on Capacity and Consent

PDF Tool on Capacity and Consent in Ontario

May 25, 2017
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)

Health Care Consent & Advance Care Planning Publications

May 25, 2017
Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS)

tool to assist in the assessment of nine common symptoms experienced by cancer patients

May 25, 2017
Edmonton Symptom Assessment System Tool Description

A link to a description of the tool and how to use it

May 25, 2017
Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) Description

A pdf describing how to use the Palliative Performance Scale

May 25, 2017
Palliative Performance Scale Tool (PPS)

The Palliative Performance Scale is a reliable and valid tool used for assessing a patient’s functional status. PPS was developed by Victoria Hospice Society, British Columbia

May 25, 2017
College of Nurses of Ontario Practice Guideline - Consent

May 25, 2017
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario ICPSO) Consent to Medical Treatment

Policy on Consent to Medical Treatment

May 25, 2017
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

May 25, 2017
Speak Up - Advanced Care Planning

a website dedicated to the Advance Care Planning process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care

Apr 27, 2017
Ontario's Senior's Secretariat's Guide to Advance Care Planning

Written by the Government of Ontario, provides valuable information for seniors on making choices about personal care including health care (treatment and services), food, living arrangements and housing, clothing, hygiene and safety.

Apr 27, 2017
Advance Care Planning - The Legal Issues

Paper published by Judith Walh Executive Director and Senior Lawyer at the Advocay Centre for the Elderly (ACE) on the legal issues of advanced care planning

Apr 27, 2017
Advance Care Planning: The Glossary Project

Published by Health Canada, this document brings clarity to the concepts and terms used in advance care planning

Apr 27, 2017
Guide to Capacity and Consent

Ontario based guide to capacity and consent

Apr 27, 2017
Health Care Consent Act

Ontario's Health Care Consent Act

Apr 27, 2017
Ontario Substitute Decision Act

Ontario's substitute Decision Act

Apr 27, 2017
Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee

Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee

Apr 27, 2017
Ontario Palliative Care Network (OPCN)

A partnership of community stakeholders , health service providers, and health system planners that are developing a coordinated and standardized approach to delivering palliative care. It provides information on the structure of leadership and governance

Apr 27, 2017
Seniors Health Research Transfer Network (SHRTN)

Services offered by the Seniors Health Research Transfer Network (SHRTN) are designed to be delivered directly to formal caregivers working with seniors within Ontario

Apr 27, 2017
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

Palliative and End-of-Life Care Teaching and Learning

Apr 26, 2017
Palliative Care Nursing Journal Club

The aim of the journal club is to discuss current palliative care research in a friendly environment

Apr 26, 2017
Love Never Ends Remembrance Photography

Website for Photo Documentation

Jan 06, 2016
What's a Life Worth?

CBC producer Frank Faulk joined Dr. Naheed Dosani on one of his many visits to see Archie, who lives at Seaton House, one of Toronto's largest homeless shelters.

Jun 25, 2015
2014 Minister’s Medal Team Champion: Integrated Palliative Program

The Toronto Central Community Palliative Team won the Minister's Medal for it's Integrated Palliative Program, which is the most prestigious quality award in Ontario.

Jun 18, 2015
Planning for Long-Term Care

Guide, checklists and links - produced by Champlain Community Care Access Centre

Mar 31, 2015
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