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 paper focuses on common misconceptions or misunderstandings about the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA) and the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA).

This guide explains what informed Consent and Capacitiy is; what the exceptions to informed consent and capacity are; who determines capacity; how consent and capacity is assessed; what happens if a person is found to be incapable of consent; if a finding of incapacity can be challenged; what a subsitute decision maker is; how to create a power of attorney for personal care; the difference between a power of attorney for personal care and a living will; what will happen if you don't have a power of attorney for personal care and information about making decisions about a person's finance and property.  11 pages.

This toolkit was produced for use of the Ontario Hospital Association and is intended to provide health care professionals with a general understanding of mental health law issues with an overview of the legislation that governs the provision of mental health in Ontario. It should not be used in place of legal advice.  It does describe key legislation such as the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decisions Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act.  It reviews the issues of consent to treat and determining capacity to consent and the role of Substitute Decision Makers.

This presentation was given at a CCAC Conference in 2014, focused on Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC) in Ontario and especially prepared for CBI Health Group.  It introduces the topics, the Ontario context, recognized need for ACP, National Hospice Palliative Care statistics and an overview of an ACP toolkit.

This condensed module explores the process of Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent.  The module is self-directed and allows the user to move through the slides at their own page. There is narration which can be disable if preferred. Approximately 30 minutes. To register for this education please sign up here.

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