ACP-HCC Education

We provide access to a wide range of educational resources that support the practice of Advance Care Planning and the understanding of Health Care Consent.  There are online courses, webinars and handouts, as well as some face to face events that have been tailored to specific audiences:
Seniors/Older Adults, Families and Informal Caregivers as well as Health Care Providers.  

There is also a specific series of materials aimed at graduate and post-graduate Medical Students.   Use the dropdown option in the Education Navigator below to select the role that best represents your interest. For more information please consult the Audience Role Guide under the menu in the left column.

Audience Role Guide

Seniors/Older Adults, Family & Informal Caregivers: Educational handouts, webinars, workshops and courses for the general public.

Learners: Clinical continuing education for Medical students and residents.

Educators: Clinical continuing education resources for Post-graduate and Undergraduate Clinical Education.

Regulated Health Care Professionals: Physicians, Nurses and other professionals practicing Health Care.

Unregulated Health Care Providers: Personal Support Workers, Health Care Aids, Social Workers and other Allied Health.

ACP-HCC Education Navigator

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 guide provides a very general overview of the law and suggested practice for health practitioners in dealing with issues of incapacity to consent to treatment, admission to a long term care facility or manage property. It is not a legal opinion nor does it constitute legal advice. It does not include every detail contained in the law or the specific legal provisions that may apply in a particular case. For specific information about the law, please refer to the applicable statutes and consult your lawyer.

Neil Elford, Director, Spiritual Health, Mission & Ethics, Providence Care Hospital & Hotel Dieu Kingston, gave an overview of Advance Care Planning (ACP) including background information, approaches to ACP, and role of physicians in ACP within this presentation.

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.