Let’s Talk About Hospice Palliative Care – National Hospice Palliative Care Week @CanadianHPCAssn

One-third of Canadians (34%) are not sure to whom hospice palliative care services are available (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association). From May 1-7, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association invites everyone to start a conversation about hospice palliative care as part of National Hospice Palliative Care Week. If you are looking for information about end of life care, here are a few places you can start. For other resources, stop by the Health Sciences Library on the third floor of the Li Ka Shing building (ext. 5059), or visit the Patient and Family Learning Centre across from the Marketeria (ext. 2522).


Information for You:

  • Safe passage : a global spiritual sourcebook for care at the end of life (available at the library, WB310 .S128 2014)
  • End of life care : a practical guide (available at the library, WB310 .K56e 2011)
  • Communication in palliative care : clear practical advice, based on a series of real case studies (available at the library, WB310 .D925 2011)
  • Evidence-Based Palliative Care : Across the Lifespan
  • Canadian Virtual Hospice (website)


Information for Your Patients:

  •  Faces Of Palliative Care (45 minute video)
  • Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness (available at the PFLC)
  • I Don’t Know What to Say… How to help and support someone who is dying (available at the PFLC)
  • Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring (available at the PFLC)
  •  Canadian Virtual Hospice (website)

New Books for Specialized Complex Care

We at the library are always looking for new books to add to our collection. Check out these new titles for Specialized Complex Care; most of them are online, so you don’t even have to leave your desk! If you have suggestions for new books relevant to your area, be sure to contact the library.


Litt’s Drug Eruptions and Reactions Manual


Nutrition in Intensive Care Medicine: Beyond Physiology


Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients: A Practical Resource for Managing the Side Effects of Cancer Therapy

Palliative Care

Compact Clinical Guide to Cancer Pain Management

Palliative care : core skills and clinical competencies 

Safe Passage: A Global Spiritual Sourcebook for Care at the End of Life – available in the library WB310 .S128 2014


Antituberculosis chemotherapy

Applied Technologies in Pulmonary Medicine

Paediatric bronchoscopy 


Atlas of complicated abdominal emergencies:Tips On Laproscopic & Open Surgery

Principles and Techniques in Oncoplastic Breast Cancer Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology: State-of-the-Art Cancer Management 

 Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery: Textbook and Atlas