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Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Certification Bibliography

Note: All references are important, but bolded references were chosen by members of the Examination Committee for Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Certification Exam as “key references” for nurses preparing for the gerontological practical nursing certification exam. 


American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & the National Council on Measurement in Education. (2014). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington, DC: Author.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. (2013). A model to guide hospice palliative care: Based on national principles and norms of practice. Ottawa: Author.  https://www.chpca.net/media/319547/norms-of-practice-eng-web.pdf

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Standards Committee. (2014). Canadian Hospice palliative care nursing standards of practice. Ottawa: Author. https://www.acsp.net/media/367211/chpc_ng.standards.2014.14_july_2014.final.pdf

Canadian Nurses Association. (2017). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author. https://www.cna-aiic.ca/~/media/cna/page-content/pdf-en/code-of-ethics-2017-edition-secure-interactive

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. (2009). Care beyond cure: A pharmacotherapeutic guide to palliative care. Ottawa: Author.

Cherny, N., et al. (Éds.). (2015). Oxford textbook of palliative medicine (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Ferrell, B. R., & J. A. Paice (Eds.). (2019). Oxford textbook of palliative nursing (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Goldman, A., Hain, R., & Liben, S. (Eds.). (2012). Oxford textbook of palliative care for children (2nd ed.) Oxford, UK:  Oxford University Press.

McCaffery, M., & Pasero, C. (2011). Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management. (3rd ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier

Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program (2013). 99 common questions (and more) about hospice palliative care: A nurse’s handbook (4th ed.). Edmonton, A : Capital Health.

Pallium Canada. (2016). The Pallium palliative pocketbook. (2nd ed.). Ottawa: Author.

Thompson, I., E., Melia, K. M., & Boyd, K. M., Horsburgh, D. (2006). Nursing ethics (5th ed.). New York: Churchill Livingstone.

Other resources:

B .C. Inter-professional Palliative Symptom Management Guidelines (2017). http://www.bc-cpc.ca/cpc/symptom-management-guidelines/

Canadian Virtual Hospice: http://www.virtualhospice.ca

Cancer Care Ontario, symptom management: https://www.cancercareontario.ca/en/symptom-management

GSF PIG 6th Edition Dec 2016 K Thomas, Julie Armstrong Wilson and GSF Team, National Gold Standards Framework Centre in End of Life Care http://www.goldstandardsframework.org.uk for more details see GSF PIG:https://www.goldstandardsframework.org.uk/cd-content/uploads/files/PIG/NEW%20PIG%20-%20%20%2020.1.17%20KT%20vs17.pdf

Serious illness conversation guide: https://www.talkaboutwhatmatters.org/documents/Providers/PSJH-Serious-Illness-Conversation-Guide.pdf

Speak up: http://www.advancecareplanning.ca

Pallium Canada: pallium.ca/

December 2019