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

Ces affiches encouragent les gens à prendre le temps pendant la période des Fêtes pour avoir des conversations sur la planification préalable des soins avec leur famille et leurs proches.

These posters encourage people to take time over the holiday season to have Advance Care Planning conversations with family and loved ones.

This online course developed by the East Toronto Health Link (ETHeL) ACP Working Croup and Clinical Advisory Council consists of 4 modules about Advance Care Planning and covers what providers should know and do, what patients need to know and do and how to initiate ACP conversations.

As part of its strategy for End of Life Care Planning and Care, the Ontario Medical Association adopted three key goals: increasing the number of Ontarians who engage in Advance Care Planning; Bridging Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care, normalizing death and dying; and improving palliative care in Ontario. This paper aims to help physicians understand the link between Advance Care Planning and formal treatment plans/goals of care at end of life and to provide guidance about how to engage with patients, families, and substitute decision-makers to develop a formal treatment plan for end of life care

This website provides important helpful information about Capacity and Consent for those living in South East Ontario.

This section describes the general law of consent to treatment, capacity with respect to treatment decisions, and substitute decision-making in Ontario.

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