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Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Certification Bibliography

Note:  All references are important but bolded references were chosen by members of the Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the hospice palliative care nursing certification examination.


American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & the National Council on Measurement in Education. (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington, DC: Author.

Cairns, M., Thompson, M., Wainwright, W., & Victoria Hospice Society. (2003). Transitions in dying & bereavement: A psychosocial guide for hospice and palliative care. Victoria, BC: Victoria Hospice Society.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. (2002). A model to guide hospice palliative care: Based on national principles and norms of practice. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Standards Committee. (2009). Hospice palliative care nursing standards of practice. Ottawa: Canadian Nurses Association.

Canadian Nurses Association. (2008). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2011). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties.Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Psychological Association. (1987). Guidelines for educational and psychological testing. Old Chelsea, QC: Author.

Emanuel, L., & Librach, S. (2011). Palliative care: Core skills and clinical competencies (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders.

Ferrell, B. R., & Coyle, N. (Eds.). (2010). Oxford textbook of palliative nursing (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Goldman, A., Hain, R., & Liben, S. (Eds.). (2006). Oxford textbook of palliative care for children. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Hanks, G., Cherny, N. I., Christakis, N. A., Fallon, M., Kaasa, S., & Portenoy, R. K. (2010). Oxford textbook of palliative medicine. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Kuebler, K., Heidrich, D., & Esper, P. (2007).Palliative and end-of-life care: Clinical practice guidelines (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Matzo, M., & Shermann, D. (Eds.). (2010). Palliative care nursing - quality care to the end of life (3rd ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Corporation.

Murray, K. (2009). Essentials in hospice palliative care (2nd ed.). Saanichton, BC: Life and Death Matters.

Oneschuk, D., Hagen, N., & MacDonald, N. (2012). Palliative medicine: A case-based manual. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Pereira, J. L. (2008, 2013). The pallium palliative pocketbook. Edmonton: The Pallium Project.

Peden, J., deMoissac, D., MacMillan, K., & Mushani-Kanji, T. (2006). 99 common questions (and more) about hospice palliative care: A nurse’s handbook (3rd ed.). Edmonton: Regional Palliative Care Program, Capital Health.

Perrin, K. O., Sheehan, C. A., Potter, M. L., & Kazanowski, M. K. (2012). Palliative care nursing: Caring for suffering patients. Mississauga, ON: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Ross-Kerr, J. C., & Wood, M. J. (2010). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (Revised 4th ed.). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.

Victoria Hospice Society. (2006). Medical care of the dying (4th ed.). Victoria, BC: Author.

Zerwekh, J. (2006). Nursing care at the end of life: Palliative care for patients and families. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.
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February 2014