ACP-HCC Resources for Seniors, Family & Informal Caregivers

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 Resource Navigator below to select from the following types of resources: Guidelines, Decision Support, Information Sheets & Handouts, Presentations, Publications, 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.

ACP-HCC Resource Navigator for Seniors, Families & Informal Caregivers

This brochure is intended to be a healthcare decision aid for patients and their Substitute Decision-Makers (SDMs).  

Cette vidéo explique la loi en Ontario qui exige que tous les professionnels de la santé obtiennent un consentement éclairé (ou un refus) avant d'administrer un traitement ou des soins. La capacité mentale peut varier le type de décision à prendre, à chaque nouvelle décision. Apprenez-en davanatge sur le consentement, la planification préalable des soins et le rôle de mandataire à www.planificationprealable.ca

This video explains who is a substitute decision maker (SDM) in Ontario. To learn more about confirming your SDM, visit Speak Up Ontario's website by clicking here.

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.

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.

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