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COVID-19: HHS Resources

Goals of Care

During COVID-19, it is more important than ever to have conversations with patients and families about goals of care. Taking the time to have these conversations, however brief, helps your patients feel heard, minimizes their sense of isolation, and often helps them to understand their medical team’s recommendations. Tools and resources for having goals of care conversations during COVID-19 can be found here.

Resilience Support Toolkit

The Resilience Support Toolkit is meant to help us all strengthen our resilience by working resilience-building practices into our daily routines and workflow, using the framework of PAUSE, RESET, NOURISH or PRN. These practices are based on solid neuroscience and the idea of “neuroplasticity”, that our brains are constantly changing based on how we think and what we choose to focus on. These tools help to calm our nervous system and enhance our focus and well-being.

Ethics during COVID-19

In preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, HHS will face a multitude of difficult ethical decisions. These should be made according to a fair process, and guided by ethical principles. Inquiries related to ethics and COVID-19 can be directed to the HHS Ethics Program at officeofethics@hhsc.ca.

The goal of the Office of Clinical & Organizational Ethics at Hamilton Health Sciences is to build ethics capacity and nurture a culture that makes it easy to “do the right thing”; this requires the integration of effective ethical decision-making, supportive systems and processes, and an enabling environment and culture.

To learn more about Ethics at HHS, please visit the Hub.

Signage and Wayfinding

For all HHS signage and wayfinding, email wayfinding@hhsc.ca.

For COVID-19 signage and wayfinding, email vanderheyt@hhsc.ca.

View commonly requested COVID-19 posters.