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 is a pdf copy of a presentation given by Mark Handelman for the Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging about important considerations regarding capacity, consent and CCB hearings. Mark is one of Ontario's first members of the official Guardian Child Representation Program. Mark was appointed to the Consent & Capacity Board in 1998 and became a vice chair and senior lawyer member in 2000. He is also a lawyer member of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and a member of the Law Commission of Ontario Advisory Committee on end of life decisions. 61 slides. Last reviewed March 2017.

This article was prepared for health practitioners working with those with Alzheimers Disease to provide guidance for the law relating to consent and capacity for consenting and refusing treatment.  Physicians should note that other legal obligations may flow from a finding of incapacity to consent to treatment, particularly if the finding is made while the patient is admitted to a psychiatric facility.  7 pages.

This short video features Dr. Daren Heyland talking about end of life care and the importance of having end of life and Advance Care Planning conversations.  The CANHELP tool is briefly described.

La planification préalable des soins vous aide à décrire vos volontés en matière de fin de vie, dans l’éventualité où vous ne pourriez plus vous exprimer. Ce plan peut comprendre de l’information sur vos valeurs, vos objectifs et vos préférences en ce qui concerne les traitements que vous souhaitez recevoir ou non, ainsi que sur tout ce qui entoure la fin de vie.

Advance care planning helps you describe your wishes regarding treatment and end of life care in the event that you become mentally incapable of doing so in the future. This plan may include information about your values, priorities and your preferences to guide your Substitute Decision Maker.

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is leading the Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning Community of Practice (HCC ACP CoP) and are calling for members to come forth from across Ontario.  Please see the pdf document for a copy of this groups Terms of Reference.  

Pages