Practitioner Resources

Posted May 5, 2021

Vital Talk Quick Guides

Supporting the Bereaved During Covid-19, 2020

Grief Support vs. Comfort: A pro-tip for the compassionate and caring
What’s Your Grief, October 15 2013

Script for Telephone Conversation with the Bereaved
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice Care, 2008

Specific Phrases & Word Choices that Can Be Helpful When Dealing with COVID19
Serious Illness Conversations, 2020

Supporting people bereaved during COVID-19: Study Report 1
Cardiff University and the University of Bristol, 2020

Working with Families Facing Undesired Outcomes During the COVID-19 Crisis
Jennifer Halpern, Health Alliance Hospital of the Hudson Valley, 2020

Condolences in the Time of COVID-19: Guidance for Conveying Your Love and Support
Center for Loss & Life Transition, April 29 2020

COVID Trauma Response Working Group Rapid Guidance
Clinical guidelines for delivering bereavement and grief support in the context of COVID-19

10 Tips for Supporting Someone Who Is Grieving, 2017

Posted May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Resources (including Goals of Care Conversation Guides)
Speak Up Ontario

Address Goals of Care
Vital Talk

COVID-19 ACP Toolkit (for patients or self)
Dying with Dignity Canada

How to Talk End-of-Life Care with a Dying Patient (short video – 3 mins)
Atul Gawande

Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) online modules
Pallium Canada and Canadian Medical Association
* modules include Advance Care Planning, Last Days & Hours, Palliative Care for COVID Illness

A toolkit for supporting homeless people with advanced ill health
Kennedy, P, Hudson, B.F, Shulman, C. & Brophy, N (2018).