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  workbook  contains  tips  for  having  conversations  with  others  about  your wishes for care at the end of life. It also includes information about making a plan and understanding medical procedures, as well as a sample plan. You can use the workbook to help get the conversation started with a friend or family member or to express your wishes about future care.

The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) believes it is important that people make their end-of-life wishes known whatever they are. The evidence shows that patients' care preferences change over time and in accordance with their changing health status and personal circumstances.ab This underscores the importance of viewing advance care planning as an ongoing process rather than directed toward a static plan.

This guide is a valuable resource to families, caregivers and care providers.  It explains in detail the information needed around caring for those with advanced dementia.  50 pages.

This webpage provides a number of helpful resources on the topics of Consumer Protection, Elder Abuse, Health Care Consent & Advance Care Planning, Home Care, Hospitals, Long-Term Care Homes, Pensions and Incomes, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Homes and Wills.

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