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End of Life Care - Strategies for Optimizing Family & Team Communications

Presntation by Susan Blacker, RSW, MSW at the NICE (National Institute for the Care of the Elderly) Knowledge Exchange Conference 2012.

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A palliative approach to care - Early identification tool

Palliative Approach to Care Early Identification Tool. 1-page checklist document. Developed by the Island Health Palliative and End of Life...

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African American Outreach Guide

Free online outreach guides for health care providers to enhance access and palliative care in these diverse communities.

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I Don't Know What to Say, 2nd ed.

The author discusses the challenges he experienced when caring for a terminally ill family member. Very practical suggestions for health...

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End-of-Life Care: A Practical Guide

This book provides clinical guidance for health care providers on various end-of-life symptoms, grief and bereavement, communication, and predicting prognosis.

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Indigenous Voices

First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis share stories about living with serious illness and grief in over 170 short video clips....

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Just Ask (Pocket card): Talking to Patients and Families About Advance Care Planning

This pocket card is a companion to the framework, "Just Ask: a conversation guide for goals of care discussions". It...

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Serious Illness Conversation Guide

This booklet helps health care providers engage in conversations with patients about illness, prognosis and goals of care. Specific conversations...

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Being Present : A Nurse's Resource for End-of-Life Communication

This E-book, based on nursing research, offer strategies to help nurses talk with patients and families about their needs, hopes,...

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A palliative approach to care - conversation guide for long term care team

Long Term Care Conversation Guide for Nurses and Social Workers. Developed by the Island Health Palliative and End of Life...

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