National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

Mission/Mandate

The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) is a network of researchers, practitioners, students and seniors dedicated to improve the care of older adults both in Canada and abroad. An overarching goal is the dissemination of research and best practices.

Palliative and/or End-of-Life mandate within the organization:

As part of the organization’s Committee and Theme Team structure, the End-of-Life Issues Theme Team is working on tools to help support health care practitioners and families and friends in the care of a dying person.

Contact:   National Initiative for the                   

                 Care of the Elderly (NICE)

                 263 McCaul Street, Suite 328

                 Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W7

                 Phone: (416) 978-0545

                 Fax: (416) 978-4771

E-mail: nicenetadmin@utoronto.ca

 

Website: http://www.nicenet.ca

Electronic versions of NICE’s pocket tools are available at:

http://www.nicenet.ca/tools

 

Conference:

 

Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange(ANKE): http://www.nicenet.ca/ke-home

 

 

Resources for Health Care Professionals

 

 

Content or Title of Education Resource

 

Intended audience

 

Format

a.

Pain Assessment Tool (PAT)

Health care professionals

Hardcopy brochure withGuidelines to Assess Pain Intensity

 

- Core Competencies in Geriatric and Gerontological Care(electronic version accessible at: http://www.nicenet.ca/resources)

Resources for Families and/or Patients

 

 

Content or Title of Education Resource

 

Intended audience

 

Format

a.

Capacity and Consent(Ontario edition)

Patients, family members, informal caregivers

Pocket tool (available electronically and in hardcopy)

b.

When Someone Close to You is Dying

Patients, family members, informal caregivers

Educational brochure (available electronically and in hardcopy)

Languages: Cantonese, English, French, Spanish

 

More materials toward the following topic areas are available for download or to order from NICE’s website at http://www.nicenet.ca/tools:

- Caregiving

- Dementia Care

- Elder Abuse

- Financial Literacy

- Mental Health

- Law and Aging

For more information on NICE’s (research) projects such as the National Survey on the Mistreatment of Older Canadians, please visit: http://www.nicenet.ca/projects