Welcome to the Virtual Resource Package!

Below you will find a wealth of resources including gold standard assessment tools and client/family handouts, useful to ALL staff of any discipline providing palliative or end of life care to residents and families.

ALL Retirement and LTC homes, community residents and admitted acute care patients in the sub-regions of North Simcoe Muskoka have access to these resources and to the services of the palliative Nurse Consultants with the NSMHPCN.

Our Registered Nurses support a palliative approach through formal and informal education, mentoring, case based learning, palliative symptom assessment consults and peer support. We are more than happy to support your home in the provision of essential palliative care from the time of a life limiting illness diagnosis to end of life for your residents and families.

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

The dedicated team of Nurse Consultants have carefully curated the following resources for you as a Hospice Palliative Care Provider.

Yours in health,


Virtual Binder

NSMHPCN Referral Guide and Form

NSMHPCN Educational Offerings

NSMHPCN Brochure

A Guide to Death Care in Ontario

A Palliative Care Approach for Primary Care

ACP Workbook

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.

Visit Site

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