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 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.

This toolkit was produced for use of the Ontario Hospital Association and is intended to provide health care professionals with a general understanding of mental health law issues with an overview of the legislation that governs the provision of mental health in Ontario. It should not be used in place of legal advice.  It does describe key legislation such as the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decisions Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act.  It reviews the issues of consent to treat and determining capacity to consent and the role of Substitute Decision Makers.

This webpage features health promotion resources to support your ACP day campaign in Ontario.  Bilingual resources include social media messages, the newly revised Ontario HCC ACP workbook, posters and videos.  Additional print resources are available to order online. 

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.

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