Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Tools and Resources

Symptom Assessment and Management Tools/Resources

Website address
Brief Pain Inventory
Care Search, Palliative Care Knowledge Network
Common Signs and Symptoms During the Last Days of Life
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Edmonton Symptom Assessment System
FICA (Faith, Importance, Community Address) Spiritual Assessment Tool
Fraser Health Hospice Palliative Care Symptom Guidelines
Symptom Assessment and Management Tools
Collaborative Care Plans
The Victoria Hospice Society’s Palliative Performance Scale
World Health Organization Pain and Analgesic Ladder
 Educational Resources


Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing- The Principles and Practice of Palliative Care Nursing and Palliative Care Competencies for Canadian Nurses
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Edmonton Palliative Care Program
End of Life Curriculum Project
End of Life Nursing Education Consortium
Improving End of Life Care for Aboriginal Families Project
International Hospice Institute and College
Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) Education
National Action Planning Workshop on End-of-life Care
Health-care Professional End-of-life Educational Resources and Programs
Promoting Excellence in End-of-life Care
Toolkit for Nurturing Excellence at End-of-life Transition
Toolkit of Instruments to Measure End-of-Life Care



Clinical Management
End-of-Life Care During the Last Days and Hours
Client and Family Education