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 is a pdf copy of a presentation given by Mark Handelman for the Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging about important considerations regarding capacity, consent and CCB hearings. Mark is one of Ontario's first members of the official Guardian Child Representation Program. Mark was appointed to the Consent & Capacity Board in 1998 and became a vice chair and senior lawyer member in 2000. He is also a lawyer member of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and a member of the Law Commission of Ontario Advisory Committee on end of life decisions. 61 slides. Last reviewed March 2017.

March 6-8, 2017 the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this clinical education opportunity at the Ottawa Hospital.  Click here for the pdf registration form.

This pdf handout is intended as a helpful resource to address commonly asked questions and answers related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  A number of relevant resources are linked to in order to provide more in depth information. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.


The Kingston Council on Aging invites you to join an information session with Mark Handelman from 1-3pm on February 24th at the Royal Canadian Legion. You are encouraged to send your questions regarding Consent and Capacity in advance to reception@councilonagingkingston.org. This event is free for those who attended the October session and $15 for new registrants. Please see the pdf attached for the registration form.

Nous offrons une panoplie de ressources éducatives pour favoriser la Planification Préalable des Soins et la Compréhension du Consentement aux soins de santé (cours en ligne, webinaires, documentation, etc.), et nous organisons des événements en face-à-face destinés à des auditoires particuliers: Aînés, Familles, Soignants Informels et Fournisseurs de Soins de Santé.

This copy of a webinar presented on January 13th 2017 by the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Health Care Consent (HCC) and Advance Care Planning (ACP) Community of Practice provides an explanation of what HCC and ACP means in Ontario and what care providers need to know and understand to support clients/patients and their Substitute Decision Makers.

This qualitative study and discussion paper focuses on the relationship between suffering and capacity for patients at the end of their lives.  The researchers conducted interviews with 14 health care providers in Ontario who have expertise in treating patients at the end-of-life.  The initial findings were categorized into three areas (a) provider perspectives on the relationship between suffering and capacity; (b) suffering is beyond the patient; and (c) disparities between the end of life care context and the legal notion of capacity.

This research paper reviews the legal framework within Ontario, positioning Advance Care Planning (ACP), Goals of Care (GOC) and Health Care Consent (HCC) as part of the person-centred decision making process.  It also clarifies the linkages between informed consent, ACP and GOC, highlighting the conncections to the Health Care Consent Act.  91 pages.  Last reviewed January 4, 2017.

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice invites you to attend one of their provincial webinars on "Health Care Consent & Advance Care Planning in Ontario" coming up in 2017.

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