The authors conducted a systematic review to identify relevant contextual elements, program features, implementation principles, and impacted outcomes to inform policy and practice. 49 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

The authors explored how discussions about life-sustaining treatment occur and examined the factors which influence physician’s communication strategies with the aim of providing novel insights into how communication can be improved. 15 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

The authors conducted a narrative review of evidence regarding advance care planning and end-of-life communication. 10 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

This handout developed for health care professionals  outlines effective conversation flow and samples of patient-tested language. 1 page. Last reviewed March 2019.

This article provides an overview of differing definitions and legislation used related to advance care planning and goals of care across Canada.  The authors aim to provide ideas on facilitating discussions and highlight opportunities to start these conversations with patients and substitute decision makers. 9 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

On April 1st, 2019,  Dr. Chris Frank provided this in-person/webinar presentation as he discussed communication strategies for having difficult conversations such as advance care planning, goals of care and end of life.  Learning objectives included understanding the difference between Advance Care Planning (ACP), goals of care and consent; how to incorporate ACP and goals of care discussions into regular outpatient care; using the principles to make CPR discussions easier for patients and you and incorporate Harvard Serious Illness Communication guide and other resources into your discussions. Watch the recording here.  Additional resources can be accessed by clicking read more.

Canadian Frailty Network

Thu, Feb 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST John Hirdes & George Heckman of the University of Waterloo will present a webinar where they will discuss the project where they trained volunteers to support group Advance Care Planning (ACP) activity sessions. The sessions aimed to inform, promote conversation and break down barriers around ACP stigma. For more information and registration details, click here.

Cette vidéo explique la loi en Ontario qui exige que tous les professionnels de la santé obtiennent un consentement éclairé (ou un refus) avant d'administrer un traitement ou des soins. La capacité mentale peut varier le type de décision à prendre, à chaque nouvelle décision. Apprenez-en davanatge sur le consentement, la planification préalable des soins et le rôle de mandataire à

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