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Palliative Care Tools

The resources and information here support healthcare providers in delivering high-quality palliative care services for people with chronic kidney disease in Ontario.

Healthcare Provider Resources

Person-Centred Decision-Making: Resource for healthcare providers
Supports clinical implementation of the person-centred decision-making process.
French version also available.

Discussing Prognosis with Patients on Dialysis
Equips healthcare providers with survival estimates for patients on chronic dialysis, and guideline recommendations on discussing risks and benefits.
French version also available.

Approaches to Goals of Care Conversations
Includes conversation starters, questions and prompts to help healthcare providers engage individuals in goals of care conversations.
French version also available.

Resources from the Ontario Palliative Care Network

Key Palliative Care Concepts and Terms (PDF)
Key principles, language norms, and glossary of key terms and concepts related to hospice palliative care, from the Ontario Palliative Care Network.

Palliative Care Toolkit
Best-practice tools from around the world to support primary care providers with palliative care delivery, collected by the Ontario Palliative Care Network.

Resources to Share with Patients

Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: Making decisions about your care
Provides information for people with advanced kidney disease and their substitute decision-makers about the person-centred decision-making process and their roles in it.
French version also available.

Advance Care Planning, Goals Of Care, and Treatment Decisions & Informed Consent
Information about the person-centred decision-making process, and answers to common questions.
French version also available.