Endorsed Family Practice Resources

Family Practice Resources are clinical tools that have been endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for use in clinical practice.  Can’t find a document? Some older documents are not listed, but may be kept on file for future reference.  Contact us.

Endorsement signifies that we have reviewed the document, are in general agreement with its contents, and permission has been granted to use our name/logo. The endorsement process includes a review of all materials by our CFPC members, and requires the approval of our CFPC Executive Committee and Board.

Please note that we will not consider endorsement of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) unless a CFPC representative has participated in the development of those CPGs. To request a CFPC representative (usually a practicing family physician who is a Certificant of the College), please contact us.

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A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) Endorsed in 2003,

Since the discovery of penicillin in the 1940s, the experience of illness has been changing. Modern century, people are living with illness for much longer than ever before. Today, they must deal with many complex issues: How can they get relief from their symptoms? How can they carry on with life as they have known it? How will the illness affect their roles and relationships? What can be done to change the illness experience? How can they restore or maintain their capacity for meaningful and valuable experiences that give quality to their lives?  


Acute care of at risk newborns education manual.

The Acute Care of at-RiskNewborns (ACoRN) program is designed for any practitioner who may be called upon to care for at-risk babies and their families, regardless of experience or training in neonatal emergencies. 


Maternity & Newborn Care

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral (SBIR): Helping Patients Reduce Alcohol-related Risks and Harms

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral (SBIR): Helping Patients Reduce Alcohol-related Risks and Harms is a resource for Canadian family physicians, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals. This site provides access to evidence-informed guidance and resources to assist you in helping your patients better manage their alcohol consumption.


Addiction & Substance Abuse

Alzheimer Education Materials

The CFPC has endorsed the attached documents produced by the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.  They include information and questionnaires to be used by patients, their family members and family doctors to be aware of early signs of Alzheimer’s or other dementia.


Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition Revised

This booklet provides key recommendations, based on the latest research, for the management and treatment of anaphylaxis in the community. The guidelines also include user-friendly tools and resources in non-medical terminology for people at risk, parents, educators and caregivers.  


Health Care Delivery

Asthma action plan.

The Family Physician Airways Group of Canada (FPAGC) has created, in partnership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, an asthma action plan. The Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines Group clearly states that asthma education is key to managing asthma.


Respiratory Disorders

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnancy

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care's recommendations on screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy.


Maternity & Newborn Care,

Preventive Care

Authorizing Dried Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) for Chronic Pain or Anxiety: Preliminary Guidance

This guidance document was prepared on behalf of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) by members of the Addiction Medicine and Chronic Pain Program Committees, in collaboration with members of the Child and Adolescent Health, Maternity and Newborn Care, Mental Health, Palliative Care, and Respiratory Medicine Program Committees, of CFPC’s Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine.  


Best Advice Guide: Patient Rostering in Family Practice

The objective of this paper is to provide guidance for Canadian family physicians who have already implemented or are considering patient rostering in their practices. The paper highlights the benefits and limitations of patient rostering and provides information to help physicians implement rostering in family practice.


Physician-Patient Relations

Best Advice Guide: Physicians Remuneration in a Patient’s Medical Home

As part of the CFPC’s ongoing advocacy for the Patient’s Medical Home, the Remuneration Best Advice Guide, aims to support family physicians and policy decision makers with information on how a remuneration model can address different community needs, and the outcomes associated with the models in different scenarios.


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