This brochure is intended to explain the role and importance of being a Substitute Decision Maker in Ontario.

This webinar presented by Louise Hanvey provides an overview of what Advance Care Planning (ACP) is, fosters understanding as to why ACP is important for patients with prostate cancer, teaches patients and/or their families and caregivers the steps involved in the ACP process, and how to start these types of conversations, as well as familiarize participants with the available resources on ACP.

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.

This  brief  was  produced  by  the  McMaster  Health  Forum  to  serve  as  the  basis  for discussions  by  the  citizen  panel  on  how  to  improve  end-of-life  communication  and decision-making in Ontario. This brief includes information on end-of-life communication including what is known about: the underlying problem; three possible options to address the problem; and potential barriers and facilitators to implementing these options. 

The link above directs you to a facilitator guide which is intended to assist users to prepare a presentation on Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent for the general public.  It includes links to supplementary resources for this presentation: 

This video of a presentation given by Louise Hanvey, the Project Manager for the CHPCA’s national project – Advance Care Planning in Canada: National Framework and Implementation. In that role she has been involved in the creation and launch of the National Advance Care Planning Day in Canada.  Advance Care Planning in Canada: A National Framework and Implementation is a five-year project of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association that aims to implement a number of changes to the current practices in ACP. A National Framework has been developed through a national consultative process that facilitates collaboration across sectors.  The presentation will provide viewers with an opportunity to become familiar with the core elements of the Framework and with the tools that are currently available to both raise professional and public awareness regarding ACP and enable them to engage in the process.

This presentation will help you understand the fundamentals of Health Care Consent and the issues involved in planning care and the connection between Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning.

This CPR decision aid was developed by Dr.'s Daren Heyland and Chris Frank and provides answers to frequently asked questions along with supporting statistical evidence.

The results of this study revealed two major concepts regarding helpful physician behaviour during end-of-life conversations: (1) 'knowing me' which reflected the importance of acknowledging the influence of family roles and life history on values and priorities during end-of-life communication, and (2) 'conditional candour' which describes a process of assessing a patients' readiness to receive information and providing invitations to conversation with a sensitivity to how that information is delivered. These findings may have important implications for clinical practice and end-of-life communication training.

This webpage provides information about Hospice Palliative Care Ontario's Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning Community of Practice and its role in championing ACP HCC across Ontario's 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). Links and other related resources are available on this webpage.