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.

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

This paper focuses on common misconceptions or misunderstandings about the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA) and the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA).

This video decision aid presents evidence for outcomes of CPR to assist patients and their families decide if this is a treatment they would want if their heart were to stop.

The government of Ontario has produced the Guide to Advance Care Planning as part of Ontario's Strategy for Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias. It provides valuable information for seniors on making choices about personal care including health care (treatment and services), food, living arrangements and housing, clothing, hygiene and safety.

This video reinforces the importance of Advance Care Planning.  Patients and health care professinals share their opinions and advice.

This one page handout describes what Advance Care Planning is in Ontario as well as the role of the Subsitute Decision Maker and Health Practitioners in regards to Health Care Consent. 

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