ACP-HCC Knowledge Exchange

 

This section will link you to knowledge exchange information and networking opportunities such as contacting a Community of Practice (CoP), notice of upcoming Conferences and Events including Videos & Webinars, Research (including funding opportunities) and access to Newsletters.

To find a specific type of knowledge exchange resource, please use the dropdown boxes in the Navigator provided below.  For further clarification on these resource types, please refer to the Knowledge Exchange Resource Types located below the menu in the left hand column.

 

Knowledge Exchange Resource Guide

Community of Practice: Find a community that is exploring and learning about ACP & HCC.

Conference & Events: Look for conferences and events that support about ACP & HCC awareness.

Research: Provides access to ACP & HCC Projects, Research, Reports, Statistics and Demographics relevant for people living in Ontario.

Newsletters: Sign up for the CSAH Newsletter, Linkages as well as other related newsletter sources and receive news about events, reports and conferences.

Videos & Webinars: Features a variety of videos and webinars related to ACP & HCC.

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This paper focuses on common misconceptions or misunderstandings about the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA) and the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA).

This guide explains what informed Consent and Capacitiy is; what the exceptions to informed consent and capacity are; who determines capacity; how consent and capacity is assessed; what happens if a person is found to be incapable of consent; if a finding of incapacity can be challenged; what a subsitute decision maker is; how to create a power of attorney for personal care; the difference between a power of attorney for personal care and a living will; what will happen if you don't have a power of attorney for personal care and information about making decisions about a person's finance and property.  11 pages.

This guide provides a very general overview of the law and suggested practice for health practitioners in dealing with issues of incapacity to consent to treatment, admission to a long term care facility or manage property. It is not a legal opinion nor does it constitute legal advice. It does not include every detail contained in the law or the specific legal provisions that may apply in a particular case. For specific information about the law, please refer to the applicable statutes and consult your lawyer.

This toolkit was produced for use of the Ontario Hospital Association and is intended to provide health care professionals with a general understanding of mental health law issues with an overview of the legislation that governs the provision of mental health in Ontario. It should not be used in place of legal advice.  It does describe key legislation such as the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decisions Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act.  It reviews the issues of consent to treat and determining capacity to consent and the role of Substitute Decision Makers.

This guide is intended to outline the information necessary for a health care provider to conduct or facilitate an Advance Care Planning (ACP) conversation with a person and their Substitute Decision Maker. This guide is not intended to be a patient education resource. This guide will provide a brief overview of ACP, introduce a template to guide the conversation and outline a process for integrating ACP conversations into practice.

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