There are many tools and resources that are being created to help us navigate the many changes to care in our industry. As these are sent to us, we will add them to this section for you to access easily.
Advanced Care Planning Resources
Health can change without warning. The new COVID-19 reality is driving that home. Let’s help patients, families, and health care providers talk about what’s important!
ACP Presentation from Fireside Chat with Karen Shirriff
Exit Matters: An interesting, fun, and engaging way to discuss end of life issues. A good way to initiate discussion, in a neutral setting with peers before having what could ordinarily be an emotionally charged discussions with family
Emotional, Spiritual & Compassionate Care during the COVID – 19 Pandemic
A series of online sessions to discuss emotional, spiritual and compassionate care regarding COVID-19 for health care workers/health service providers. Through HPCO, every Tuesday and Thursday* from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 10-Part Webinar Series, Begins Thursday, April 9th, 2020
COVID-19 Specific Person-Centred Decision Making
Tools Developed for Health Care Providers
To support the growing need for Advance Care Planning (ACP), Goals of Care (GoC), and Person-Centred Decision Making (PCDM) resources in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 Toolkit by NSMHPCN
Information, and links to appropriate websites/documents regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic.
They also have a Palliative Nursing Support Line to assist health care providers and family members with questions related to pain and symptom management of patients in all sectors, as well as Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) queries. The support line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To access palliative support please call (705) 329-0340 or toll free (844) 429-0340
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Search keyword Covid to see courses and tools available
EDR (Expedited Death Response) Graphic
Grief in a COVID-19 World
For those who were already grieving before this pandemic or for those whose loved ones have died as a result of the coronavirus, quickly evolving policies and game plans are adding another element to bereavement and mourning
Wills and Power of Attorney
EMERGENCY ORDER: PERMITTING VIRTUAL WITNESSING OF WILLS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY (Word doc)
Estates Virtual Witnessing Emergency Order (PDF)
Estates Litigation Virtual Commissioning (PDF)
Kids Breathing Exercise Cards
Cora and the Corona One Little Girl’s Journey to Healing in Quarantine Is a resource for children during this world pandemic. Members can download the colouring book version for FREE at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/gempRsH
Once you have downloaded the colouring book weekly activities for children will be sent out to members. We do offer the soft cover book version for FREE to Mental Health Essential Services in Canada. Enlist here https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/gqyO7gQ
Mindful Meditation Presentation from Fireside Chat with Susan McCoy
Online Candle Meditation held on Friday with Linda Nagel
When Helpers Feel Helpless: Service in the Age of COVID-19: A webinar is geared towards frontline workers and volunteers in both the Hospice and HIV/AIDS sectors. Wednesday: May 6th, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Resilience presentation. This 52 minute video focuses on 14 resilience factors, as well as self care strategies that can help professional caregivers adapt in the face of adversity, trauma and stress.
Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19
This course will give a better understanding of how your brain reacts to crises, along with some powerful tools for managing it before it manages you. Free, self-directed online course.
An innovative Certificate program offering professionals and lay persons an opportunity to explore cultural, social, and personal aspects of loss, death, dying, and grief; to gain knowledge and experience in providing support for those who experience significant losses, individuals who are terminally ill, and those who experience grief, and to examine relevant legal, ethical, and social issues. The program emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of loss and grief, with an emphasis on effective support and collaboration with community-based services. Many of the courses in this program will be offered online or in mixed-methods teaching models.
The Death, Dying and Bereavement certificate is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and resources to assist them in walking with compassion through the dying and grief journey with clients and patients.
The TPTTC program follows a training model of sustained, relational psycho-spiritual therapy in the tradition of pastoral counselling with one-to-one continuous, individual clients, in a multifaith setting.
Entry-to-practice competencies of the CRPO are embedded in this integrative clinical psychotherapy training program. Clients, placements and supervision are provided.
Love Your Life to Death
The tools and resources provided in this program will offer a supportive framework and systems to participants during these challenging times. Get Ready for Grief is a personal development, self-reflection program with support by Yvonne and Geordie Heath. Yvonne and Geordie have a combined 50 years of experience assisting those navigating grief and life challenges working in the healthcare field. This program will help individuals and organizations who work in the field of grief, bereavement, and mourning prepare personally and professionally to continue to support others.
Get Ready for Grief
Get Ready for Grief Plus