Clinical Tools

Clinical Tools for Professionals

Victoria Hospice offers the following useful clinical tools to help healthcare professionals in their assessment or treatment of patients facing advancing illness, death or bereavement.

Palliative Performance Scale

The Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) and Bowel Performance Scale have been validated, while the others should be considered ‘working forms.’

Click here to find out more about our online course regarding the use of the PPS.

Reprint and Use of Clinical Tools

If you wish to use any of these tools, please fill the Reprint and Use Permissions Request Form linked below. Please, see the instructions below and select the form that applies to you. Please, note that copyright requests could take up to 2 – 4 weeks to process. If you have any questions, please email Michelle Bahena


EX. healthcare provider, a patient or a not-for-profit organization

For all other requests including tools for electronic medical records, educational presentations or translations

Other Clinical Tools

Bowel Performance Scale
Psychosocial Assessment Tool
Respiratory Congestion Scale
10 Steps to Better Prognostication
Relationship Management
“Forget Me Not”: Palliative Care for Patients with Dementia



Michelle Bahena, Education and Research Project Facilitator


Brittany Clark, Education and Research Projects and Events Coordinator


Michelle Bahena, Education and Research Project Facilitator