• The Conversation Project

    Uploaded on: April 11, 2016

    This is an American website, so please be advised there may be some difference in legislation and terminology but, it does contain some useful tips on starting the conversation.

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  • Spirituality

    Uploaded on: May 10, 2014 | Authored by Clarke

    Meaning, Purpose, Connection/Relationship

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  • Primary Healthcare and Hospice Palliative Care

    Uploaded on: May 9, 2014 | Authored by Fred Burge & Beverley Lawson

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  • Planning for Action in Nova Scotia

    Uploaded on: May 10, 2014 | Authored by Government of Nova Scotia

    Integrated Palliative Care

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  • Personal Directive Video

    Uploaded on: April 11, 2016 | Authored by Capital Health

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  • NSHPCA Directory of Hospice Palliative Care Services by District

    Uploaded on: January 1, 2013 | Authored by NSHPCA

    This directory provides a summary of palliative services available by health district in Nova Scotia. It includes contact numbers and program details and is a valuable resource for the general public and health care providers

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  • NSHPCA Challenge Panel

    Uploaded on: May 9, 2014 | Authored by Dr. Doris Barwich

    Leading the charge to improve End of Life Care

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  • NSHPCA and CHPCA Registration Form

    Uploaded on: January 28, 2015

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  • Mindful Self-Care Practices for Healthcare Professionals

    Uploaded on: May 9, 2014 | Authored by Wanda R. Baker MSN-IH, RN

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  • Legal Issues

    Uploaded on: May 9, 2014 | Authored by Deveaux

    Advance Care Planning Advance Directives

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  • Henderson Challenge Panel

    Uploaded on: May 10, 2014 | Authored by Dr. J. David Henderson

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  • Grief Work

    Uploaded on: April 11, 2016 | Authored by Canadian Virtual Hospice

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  • Grief Support Groups

    Uploaded on: December 17, 2014

    Grief support groups in Nova Scotia and HRM

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  • Death Over Dinner

    Uploaded on: April 11, 2016

    This is an American website, so please be advised there may be some difference in legislation and terminology but, it does contain some useful tips on starting the conversation.

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  • Dawn Crochet - Grief Educator

    Uploaded on: April 11, 2016

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  • Conversation Starters

    Uploaded on: April 11, 2016 | Authored by Speak Up

    Start the conversation about advance care planning

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  • Continious Palliative Sedation Therapy and the Canadian Consensus

    Uploaded on: August 12, 2014 | Authored by Mervyn Dean

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  • Anticipatory Grief

    Uploaded on: May 9, 2014 | Authored by Rev. David Maginley

    Presentation by J. Clarke add 2014 NSHPCA Provincial Palliative Care Conference

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  • Advance care planning: It's how we care for each other

    Uploaded on: May 8, 2014 | Authored by Nanci Corrigan

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  • Advance Care Planning Canada

    Uploaded on: April 11, 2016

    Main website for Speak Up

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  • Addressing current challenges and opportunities

    Uploaded on: May 9, 2014 | Authored by Dr. Doris Barwich

    Addressing current challenges and opportunities in End of life Care: The BC experience

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  • ACP Workshop

    Uploaded on: May 9, 2014 | Authored by Speak Up

    Start the conversation about end-of-life care

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  • What is Advance Care Planning

    Uploaded on: April 8, 2014 | Authored by NSHPCA

    Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication, a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let others know your future health and personal care preferences in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care.

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  • The Palliative Care Volunteer

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by Andrée Sévigny, t.s., PhD

    An article about the increasing knowledge and understanding of volunteers as a key partner in palliative care by Andrée Sévigny, t.s., PhD

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  • Information Booklet for Personal Directive

    Uploaded on: April 12, 2014 | Authored by Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Justice

    Planning for the future is important. You should think about who you would want to make decisions for you if you are not capable (temporarily or permanently) to make them yourself. You should think about what kinds of decisions should be made for you and how they should be made.

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  • Making Personal Care Decisions for a Loved One

    Uploaded on: April 12, 2014 | Authored by Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Justice

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  • Planning for Your Future

    Uploaded on: April 12, 2014 | Authored by Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Justice

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  • Common questions about Personal Directive

    Uploaded on: April 12, 2014 | Authored by Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Justice

    To help you learn more about Personal Directives, these are some answers to some common questions people might have about the Act and its importance to Nova Scotians.

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  • A Model Guide For Hospice Palliative Care

    Uploaded on: August 1, 2005 | Authored by CHPCA

    The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association provides this link to an essential toolkit for planners, policy makers, caregivers, educators, managers, administrators and researchers. It is based on National Principles and Norms of Practice.

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  • Life Events

    Uploaded on: April 8, 2014

    Topic based legal information

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  • It's In Your Hands

    Uploaded on: April 8, 2014

    Legal information for seniors and their families.

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  • Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

    Uploaded on: April 8, 2014

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  • Videos about advance care planning and end-of-life care

    Uploaded on: April 8, 2014 | Authored by CHPCA

    Watch some powerful videos on the importance of advance care planning and personal stories.

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  • Advance Care Planning Workbook

    Uploaded on: April 8, 2014 | Authored by CHPCA

    The Advance Care Planning Workbook is a general guide that helps you understand what is involved in advance care planning, provides useful definitions, tips and can be used as a first step in the advance care planning process.

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  • Personal Directives in Nova Scotia

    Uploaded on: April 8, 2014 | Authored by Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Justice

    In Nova Scotia, there is legislation regarding an individual’s wishes, and the designation of a substitute decision maker, who is an individual that can speak for you regarding your wishes for treatment and care should you not be able to speak for yourself. The site provides workbooks, forms and other information to help you get started.

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  • Speak Up

    Uploaded on: April 8, 2014 | Authored by CHPCA

    The purpose of the national Speak Up campaign is to encourage Canadians to begin talking about advance care planning and your wishes should you not be able to speak for yourself. The site contains booklets, tools, videos, and other helpful information. Please feel free to browse the website or some of the content specific links identified below.

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  • Applying for Palliative Care Nursing Certification

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

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  • Perspectives on Hospice Palliative Care Nursing

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by Pallium

    The Pallium Project is a strategic initiative focused on facilitating improved access, enhanced quality and additional capacity for hospice palliative care (HPC) within Canada’s primary health care renewal framework.

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  • The Role of the Chronic Pain Physician in Palliative Care

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by Dr. Etienne Prinsloo

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  • Dr. Nigel Sykes 2011 Keynote

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by Dr. Nigel Sykes

    Roots, Reality, Reaching Out

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  • The Healing Power of Music

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by Jill Murphy, BMT, MTA

    The role of music therapy in palliative care.

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  • Sister Davis Keynote

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by Sister Elizabeth Davis

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  • Dancing on the Ark

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by Kelly Walker

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  • Palliative Sedation

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by Dr. Nigel Sykes

    Myth, Mercy or Euphemism?

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  • Journey of Hearts

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    A web site for resources and support to help those in the grief process following a loss or a significant life change.

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  • Growthhouse

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    Free access to over 4000 pages of resources for palliative care/grief & bereavement health professionals, families, & volunteers

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  • Griefworks

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    Current grief and loss research and user friendly tools and skills for your professional and volunteer staff.

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  • Genesis Bereavement Resources

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    A bereavement resource website offering articles, books, videos, brochures and more

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  • Dougy Centre for Grieving Children and Families

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    Information on grieving and how to approach children and teens who are grieving, including practical ideas for kids such as activities to help them understand their feelings and grief.

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  • Capital Health Website Resources

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    Serving the Halifax Regional Municipality, this Capital Health site offers a wealth of information for the bereaved.

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  • What do I do now?

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by NSNET

    A Resource Guide for Persons Who Have Experienced the Death of a Loved One, created by the Colchester Bereavement Support Group. Contact information is not current but much of the content remains relevant and helpful today.

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  • Volunteer Canada

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    The national leader on volunteerism.

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  • CHPCA Volunteer Task Group - Summary

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by CHPCA Volunteer Issues Committee

    A brief summary of the work done by this group in 2006.

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  • NSHPCA Volunteer Training Manual

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by NSHPCA & Cancer Care Nova Scotia

    A comprehensive hospice palliative care volunteer training manual.

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  • National Hospice Palliative Care Organization

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    National Hospice Palliative Care Organization hosts the ChIPPS Curriculum, collaboration between the Children's International Project on Palliative/Hospice Services and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

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  • International Children's Palliative Care Network

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    This website aims to bring together all agencies and individuals working with children's palliative care across the world.

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  • Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    A comprehensive web site with curricula and resources, including videotapes and other helpful educational resources.

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  • End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    Fast-Facts, down-loadable resources relating to education about end-of-life care, oriented for physicians, applicable to other health professionals.

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  • End of Life Care for Children

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    An excellent resource for health professionals and families.

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  • Centre for Pediatric Pain Research

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    An international leader in children's pain research.

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  • The Canadian Network of Palliative Care for Children

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    Policies, resources, great links to other sites and a place to connect with other health professionals in this specialized area of care.

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  • ACT.org

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    ACT (The Association for Children with Life-Threatening or Terminal Conditions and their Families) is a UK-based organization working to improve care and services for children with life-threatening or terminal conditions.

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  • Supplement to Media Watch

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by Barry R. Ashpole

    Summarized are notable "developments" - also highlighting those in other countries - that inform the euthanasia and assisted suicide debate in Canada.

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  • Caregivers Nova Scotia

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

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  • Valley Hospice Foundation

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

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  • Hospice Society of Greater Halifax

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

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  • Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

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  • Cancer Care Nova Scotia

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

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  • Antigonish Palliative Care Society

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

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  • Vulnerable Persons and New End of Life Team

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    VP-NET is a five year research project that brings together a team of investigators to explore the availability and accessibility of end-of-life care for people who experience socially-constructed vulnerability.

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  • Canadian Virtual Hospice

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    An interactive network for people dealing with life-threatening illness and loss.

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  • Palliative.info

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    Offers an organized, up-to-date collection of links to palliative care resources on the internet, as well as locally developed palliative care material.

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  • Living Lessons

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

    The Living Lessons® campaign is a national initiative providing resources for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals involved with end-of-life care in Canada

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  • Compassionate Care Benefits

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014 | Authored by Government of Canada

    Information on the Government of Canada's benefits for caregivers

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  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

    Uploaded on: March 16, 2014

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  • Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Standards of Practice

    Uploaded on: July 1, 2009 | Authored by CHPCA Nursing Standards Committee

    This work is dedicated to those who have motivated us to improve hospice palliative care nursing practice.

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  • List of Assumptions and Competencies

    Uploaded on: December 1, 2008

    Competency Framework for the Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Certification Examination

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  • Grief Experience

    Uploaded on: December 1, 2007 | Authored by Donna Hepditch, MSW and Karen Newton, RN

    A reading for the bereaved.

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  • National Inventory

    Uploaded on: May 4, 2007 | Authored by CHPCA

    National Inventory of Hospice Palliative Care Resources and Tools for Aboriginal Peoples

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  • Moving Forward by Building on Strengths

    Uploaded on: March 27, 2007 | Authored by CHPCA via Hanson and Associates

    A Discussion Document on Aboriginal Hospice Palliative Care in Canada

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  • Pan Canadian Gold Standards

    Uploaded on: December 1, 2006 | Authored by CHPCA & Canadian Home Care Association

    The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association in partnership with the Canadian Home Care Association has defined the "gold standard" for each of the four home care services to be funded by government: case management, nursing, palliative-specific pharmaceuticals and personal care at the end of life.

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  • What to do when someone has died?

    Uploaded on: October 15, 2014 | Authored by Government of Nova Scotia

    A list of resources and other advice to assist you after someone has died.

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