This topic features two modules: Advanced Care Planning and Planning Care.

Advance care planning is making decisions about the care a person would want to receive if they become unable to speak for themselves. These decisions are based on personal values, preferences and wishes. By planning ahead, a person is able to identify a substitute decision maker who would make decisions on their behalf, should they be unable to.

What will you learn?

At the end of the overview on Advance Care Planning you will be able to answer:

  • What is advance care planning?
  • How is a substitute decision maker selected?
  • What is informed consent?
  • What are goals of care?

At the end of the overview on Planning Care you will be able to answer:

  • What is a substitute decision maker?
  • What is the difference between supportive care, hospice palliative care, end-of-life care and comfort care?
  • What is Medical Assistance in Dying (M.A.I.D)?


View Lesson Module: Advanced Care Planning

View Lesson Module: Planning Care