ACP-HCC Resources for Health Care Providers

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 HCP Resource Navigator below to select from the following types of resources: Guidelines, Decision Support, Information Sheets & Handouts, PresentationsPublications, 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 Resources for Health Care Professionals

This webinar discusses substitute decision making for people with communication disabilities. This webinar was held on May 25, 2016 and is brought to you by Communication Disabilities Access Canada and is made possible through funding from The Law Foundation of Ontario. For more information, you can visit us on the web at: http://cdacanada.com

This presentation by Michael Newman objectives included: to identify the Consent and Capacity Board, explain when and how to access the Consent and Capacity Board, identify the legal test for capacity and substitute decision making, identify various types of Board applications as well as identify means of obtaining more information.

This tip sheet provides details about the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA) and Advance Care Planning in Ontario.  The roles of the health care practitioner, substitute decision maker and patient are outlined. "Best interests" are defined as set out by the HCCA.

This tip sheet reviews the requirements for informed consent and the hierachy of Substitute Decision Makers (SDM) listed in the Health Care Consent Act (Ontario).  Requirements of SDM as per the HCCA s.20 are outlined.

This 2 part tool describes in summary the main points related to 1.  Consent to Treatment and 2. Decisional Mental Capacity and Capacity Assessment specifically in Ontario.

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