Practitioner Resources

Posted May 5, 2021

Vital Talk Quick Guides
https://www.vitaltalk.org/resources/quick-guides/

Supporting the Bereaved During Covid-19
GoodGrief.org, 2020
https://goodgrief0538.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Supporting-the-Bereaved-During-COVID-19.pdf

Grief Support vs. Comfort: A pro-tip for the compassionate and caring
What’s Your Grief, October 15 2013
https://whatsyourgrief.com/grief-support-vs-comfort/

Script for Telephone Conversation with the Bereaved
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice Care, 2008
https://www.hospicevolunteerassociation.org/documents/Repository/Volunteer.Training.BereavementCallScript_Thompson_14Apr08.pdf

Specific Phrases & Word Choices that Can Be Helpful When Dealing with COVID19
Serious Illness Conversations, 2020
https://swhpn.memberclicks.net/assets/SIC%20COVID%20Guidelines_2.pdf

Supporting people bereaved during COVID-19: Study Report 1
Cardiff University and the University of Bristol, 2020
https://www.covidbereavement.com/reports-and-publications

Working with Families Facing Undesired Outcomes During the COVID-19 Crisis
Jennifer Halpern, Health Alliance Hospital of the Hudson Valley, 2020
https://swhpn.memberclicks.net/assets/01%20Working%20With%20Families%20Undesired%20Outcomes%20COVID19.pdf

Condolences in the Time of COVID-19: Guidance for Conveying Your Love and Support
Center for Loss & Life Transition, April 29 2020
https://www.centerforloss.com/2020/04/covid-condolences/

COVID Trauma Response Working Group Rapid Guidance
Clinical guidelines for delivering bereavement and grief support in the context of COVID-19
http://complicatedgrief.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/NHS-Guidance-for-Providing-Bereavement-and-Grief-Support-in-the-Context-of-COVID.pdf

10 Tips for Supporting Someone Who Is Grieving
GoodGrief.org, 2017
https://goodgrief0538.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/10-Tips-for-Supporting-Someone-Who-is-Grieving.pdf

Posted May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Resources (including Goals of Care Conversation Guides)
Speak Up Ontario
https://www.speakupontario.ca/


Address Goals of Care
Vital Talk
https://www.vitaltalk.org/topics/reset-goals-of-care/


COVID-19 ACP Toolkit (for patients or self)
Dying with Dignity Canada
https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca/toolkit_acp_covid19


How to Talk End-of-Life Care with a Dying Patient (short video – 3 mins)
Atul Gawande
https://youtu.be/45b2QZxDd_o


Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) online modules
Pallium Canada and Canadian Medical Association
https://www.pallium.ca/course/covid-19-response-free-online-modules/
* 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).
http://www.homelesspalliativecare.com/

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