The Frailty Framework among Homeless and other Vulnerable Populations (FFHVP) has been developed from empirical research and consultations with frailty experts in an effort to characterize antecedents, i.e. situational health-related, behaviour, resource, biological, and environmental factors which contribute to physical, psychological and social frailty domains and impact and adverse outcomes.  

This 2 page handout is intended to help physicians and patients to make smart and effective decisions about the use of feeding tubes for those with late stage Alzheimer's disease. Last reviewed May 2017.

This 8 page guide is intended to provide the necessary information for patients and Substitute Decision Makers to make informed decisions regarding tube feeding.  It reviews commonly asked questions and easy to understand answers.  

This 2 page handout provides important information regarding ventilation supports.  While targetted towards those with ALS, the information provided can help readers understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with types of mechanical ventilation.

This document explains the importance of capacity as a health care topic, responsibilities of health care providers, why capacity can be a challenging topic, the legislation behind health care decision making, tips and resources specifically relevant to primary care.

This webpage provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the purpose and role of the Capacity Assessment Office in Ontario.  It also outlines how mental incapacity is defined and the role of the Capacity Assessor.

This  workbook  contains  tips  for  having  conversations  with  others  about  your wishes for care at the end of life. It also includes information about making a plan and understanding medical procedures, as well as a sample plan. You can use the workbook to help get the conversation started with a friend or family member or to express your wishes about future care.

This CPR decision aid was developed by Dr.'s Daren Heyland and Chris Frank and provides answers to frequently asked questions along with supporting statistical evidence.

This video decision aid presents evidence for outcomes of CPR to assist patients and their families decide if this is a treatment they would want if their heart were to stop.

This publication is intended to help health care providers to anticipate patient needs so that the right care can be provided at the right time.  

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