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 chapter provides an overview of when you must get express (written or oral) consent, when you can rely on a client's implied consent and when you are allowed to collect, use or disclose PHI (Personal Health Information) without consent.  It also provides you with a checklist to follow when you need to make decisions about consent (including for capable or deceased persons), capacity and substitute decision making.

From Ontario Human Rights Commission "Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions." This chapter focuses on the complexity of capacity and consent as it relates to mental health.

This FAQ page describes and outlines the process for accessing the Capacity Board and has many links embedded.

The purpose of this document is to clarify when and how a physician can obtain a patient’s consent to treatment and what constitutes consent.

This presentation on Consent, Capacity and Substitute Decision Making gives an overview on the various legislative acts that form the underpinning to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.

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