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.

Read this primer to learn about: how to prepare for Advance Care Planning (ACP) conversations with patients and Substitute Decision-Makers (SDMs) and practical information on: consent, capacity and decision-making, how to determine who the automatic SDM is for a patient and finally how to prepare SDMs for decision making about healthcare in the future.

Ms. Debora Steele RN, MScN, NP, CPMHN(C) GNC(C)and is in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program.

This presentation by Judith Wahl gives an overview of key points about Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in an Ontario community care setting.

This presentation given by Judith Wahl is intended to provide an overview of the key facts related to Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning in the Ontario context of acute and primary care settings.

This video is an OTN recording that features Judith Wahl and Dr. Jeff Myers speaking about Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent for those working in Primary Care.

On Dec. 12th, Dr. Kathryn McGilton, Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - UHN, will present in the Amphitheatre of the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue from 8.00 - 9.00 am.  This presentation will be available via webcast link:, OTN Event #47762070.

Dr. John Puxty, Geriatrician & Director of the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care, gave an overview of Advance Care Planning & Health Care Consent in an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on October 11th, 2016.  A copy of the event flyer and presentation in PDF format are available above.  The link will take you to a recording of the presentation via OTN.

This online course aims to describe the epidemiology of PTSD in older patients, describe cognitive impairment in PTSD and report on best practices for pharmacotherapy in this population.

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health is offering to provide Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC) workshops to South East LHIN Primary Care Health Teams.  The workshops are for those interested in learning about engaging patients and their families in Advance Care Planning conversations, clarification of Ontario legislation, and how to implement Advance Care Planning as a quality improvement intiative in your organization. Email Denise Owsianicki to find out how to sign up.

Dr. John Puxty would be pleased to speak to your SE ON Primary Care group.  The informal session will assist staff and health care providers to have conversations with individuals and their families about Advance Care Planning and how ACP is shaped by Ontario legislation.  If you are interested in arranging a session at your site please email Hugh Langley.

We are also offering free access to online Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent learning modules.  If you are interested in registering for the latest version of the course please sign up here.