Welcome to the Virtual Resource Package!

We are pleased to share the NSMHPCN Virtual Resource Binder which includes a wealth of resources for all staff of any discipline providing palliative, or end-of-life care, to residents and families in NSM. This includes links to gold-standard assessment tools and client/family handouts, regardless of where you work in NSM (Retirement and Long-Term Care Homes and acute care, and community) you have access to these resources and to the services of the palliative Nurse Consultants with the NSMHPCN.

The dedicated team of Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultants (PPSMC) have carefully curated the following resources for you as a Hospice Palliative Care Provider.

We look forward to working with you to ensure all with a life-threatening illness enjoy the benefits of a palliative approach to care.

Yours in health,


Virtual Binder

NSMHPCN Educational Offerings

NSMHPCN Brochure

A Guide to Death Care in Ontario

A Palliative Care Approach for Primary Care

Advance Care Planning

ACP Resources for Service Providers
ACP Resources for Patients
ACP Workbook
Online Resources
Conversation Resources

Canadian Virtual Hospice - Caring Together

CaringTogether.life is a free platform designed to educate, support, and empower parents caring for a seriously ill child and those who are experiencing pregnancy or infant loss.

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Me and My Illness

An activity book developed by Canadian Virtual Hospice. Description from their site: Me and My Illness is an activity book for kids aged 6-12 years living with a life-limiting illness, to help them think about and respond to their thoughts, feelings and questions. Full of colourful pictures and activities, it reflects their experience and helps them think and talk about their illness, to plan, and make decisions. Me and My Illness is a helpful tool for parents and healthcare providers for starting conversations about illness and how it affects the child’s life. Download your copy using the image to the left or by visiting CaringTogether.life .


Consent and Capacity

Food & Fluid at End of Life

Heart Failure Palliative Approach to Care

MAID Infographic

Norms of Practice

Reference Cards and Scales


Patient Dignity Inventory CancerCare


What to Expect When Someone Close to You is Dying

Symptom Assessment and Screening

Anxiety in Adults with Cancer

Constipation Symptoms in Adults with Cancer

Delirium in Adults with Cancer

Depression in Adults with Cancer

Diarrhea Symptoms in Adults with Cancer

Fatigue in Adults with Cancer

Loss of Appetite in Adults with Cancer

Mucositis in Adults with Cancer

Nausea & Vomiting in Adults with Cancer

Pain in Adults with Cancer

Sleep Disturbances in Adults with Cancer

Symptom Management for Adults with COVID-19

A Palliative Approach to Care for Long Term Care

Pocket Guide

Common Questions Patients/Families May Ask


Palliative Approach Education


When Your Loved One is Dying in Long Term Care