Regional Palliative Care Network of North Simcoe Muskoka Team

Educational Resources

Introduction Letter


Ontario Palliative Care Competency Framework: This document clarifies the competencies for each type of healthcare professional and volunteer providing palliative care. In addition to guiding future education and training for healthcare professionals, it will ensure that patients will receive palliative care from healthcare providers and volunteers who possess the appropriate knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality palliative care.

Goals of Care Resources for patients and providers will help start conversations that make sure treatment decisions align with a patient’s wishes, values, and beliefs for their care. The resources are available on the Ontario Palliative Care Network website under “Resources” – “Palliative Care Toolkit” and can be accessed using the following links:
      1. Making Decisions About Your Care: Patient Resource

      2. Person-Centred Decision-Making: Resource for Healthcare Providers

      3. Approaches to Goals of Care

      4. Advance Care Planning, Goals of Care, and Treatment Decisions & Informed Consent FAQs


System Transformation:

Palliative Care Health Services Delivery Framework - The Delivery Framework is a model of care for adults with a life-limiting illness who are living at home or in community settings and their families/caregivers. It is designed to enable care to be delivered according to the quality standard for Palliative Care. The goal of the Delivery Framework is for the palliative care needs of patients, families and caregivers to be met in a timely and effective way, allowing them to experience care at home as long as possible, if that is their choice.

Tools to Support Earlier Identification for Palliative Care - Ontario Palliative Care Network Tools to support earlier identification for a palliative approach to care.

Regional Palliative Care Network of North Simcoe Muskoka Early Identification Decision Matrix Tool for Health Care Providers - For questions or support as to the utilization of this tool, or problems in viewing the tool in its entirety, please connect with a member of our RPCN of NSM team.