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

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