Care Planning

Objective: Tools and guidelines to assist clinicians in care planning of residents in during the COVID19 pandemic.

Pallium Canada’s COVID-19 ResourcesThe link connect to Pallium Canada’s website that contains numerous palliative care modules and webinars for healthcare providers
RESTORE2The RESTORE2 is a validated tool to assist long term care home clinicians with decision making when to transfer care to acute care institution. This web link includes links on training material and the tool itself that are free to access and use.
COVID-19 Information on Goal of Care for Long-Term Care Residents and FamiliesThis 3.5-minute video link from Michael Garron Hospital in eastern Toronto discusses potential impacts of COVI19 illness on the elderly and the importance of goals of care discussions.
Serious Illness Guide: A Conversation ScriptThis 4-page document provides an overview approach to having a Serious Illness Conversation with patients and families. It focuses on the suggested language to use during these conversations and specific examples on how to adapt this language for Serious Illness Conversations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SPIKES Protocol: A Conversation Guide for Delivering Bad NewsThe SPIKES protocol provides a framework and conversation guide for the order, setting, and manner in which to deliver bad news to patients and families.
Managing Respiratory Distress at End of Life during COVID-19This 2-page document, developed in collaboration with the Champlain Regional Palliative Consult Team, describes how to manage respiratory distress in the context of end of life for a COVID-19 individual.
Speak Up Ontario: Resources for Healthcare ProvidersSpeak Up Ontario has tools that are Ontario specific on Advance Care Planning , Goals of Care, and Person-Centred Decision Making to assist healthcare providers with initiating care planning discussions with clients.
CLRI: Communication at the End of Life e-learning modulesThese 3 free courses are designed to refresh or develop LTC team members’ communication skills to provide quality end-of-life and palliative care. Each module is 20 minutes.

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