The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health is pleased to announce that the Southeastern Ontario Portal for Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC) website is up and ready for your feedback and recommendations.  The site has been developed to provide information that is important to Health Care Providers and people living in Ontario.

We invite you to participate in the user-testing feedback survey.

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.

Michelle Howard wiil be presenting about the iGAP study to develop, evaluate and implement Advance Care Planning tools and strategies in primary care across Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta during this webinar on July 26th, 2017 at 12pm. Register here.

On July 26th at 12 EST, Michelle Howard will talk about the iGAP study and its aim to increase Advance Care Planning in primary care.  They are collaborating with 20 primary care settings in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta that will help them develop, evaluate and implement ACP tools and strategies. In addition, they will be building a network of stakeholders interested in ACP in primary care and partnering with provincial and national organizations to share their findings.  Register here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  2 pages..

This video reinforces the importance of Advance Care Planning.  Patients and health care professinals share their opinions and advice.

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 short video features Dr. Daren Heyland talking about end of life care and the importance of having end of life and Advance Care Planning conversations.  The CANHELP tool is briefly described.

This one page handout describes what Advance Care Planning is in Ontario as well as the role of the Subsitute Decision Maker and Health Practitioners in regards to Health Care Consent. 

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