ACP-HCC Resources for Health Care Providers

This page contains a comprehensive collection of resources focusing on Advance Care Planning [ACP] and Health Care Consent [HCC] that are pertinent to practice of health care providers in Ontario. These resources are generally informed by research studies, externally reviewed by experts and then adopted as a part of a framework to support health care providers in guiding patients through the Advance Care Planning process.

Use the dropdown option in the HCP Resource Navigator below to select from the following types of resources: Guidelines, Decision Support, Information Sheets & Handouts, PresentationsPublications, Videos & Webinars and Websites. Please refer to the Resources Guide in the left column for more information on these resource types.

Resource Guide

Decision Support: Resources to help patients, providers and care partners to understand the risks and benefits of different care options.

Handbook: Documentation Tools such as Workbooks, Checklists, Guidelines and Informative Publications.

Information Sheets & Handouts: These resources provide key information and include brochures.

Presentations:  Include upcoming and past in-person and online presentations. 

Publications: Include ACP & HCC Research, Reports, Statistics and Demographics relevant for people living in Ontario.

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

Website: Links to web-based resources.

HCP-ACP-HCC Resources for Health Care Professionals

This pdf handout is intended as a helpful resource to address commonly asked questions and answers related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  A number of relevant resources are linked to in order to provide more in depth information. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

This document is intended to summarize key differences in legislation surrounding Advance Care Planning across Canada.  It outlines the legal terms for the person appointed to be the desicion maker of an incapable person along with a listing of province specific terms for Advance Care Planning related legal forms.

This one page template is intended to aid care providers document Advance Care Planning conversations with patients / clients.  It is intended to be accompanied with the Patient SDM Contact list (for Appendix A - pdf provided) and the Ontario Power of Attorney for Personal Care form (Appendix B - pdf provided).

This fact sheet based on relevant information gives an idea of the issues related to Advance Care Planning. Research indicates that patients who have end-of-life conversations with their doctors and family members are much more likely to be satisfied with their care.

This presentation focuses on information related to Advance Care Planning with persons with COPD. While the presentation was developed for primary care much of the information contained is applicable to other sectors and any health care provider.  Please ensure to follow your local legislation regarding Advance Care Planning.

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