On April 1st, 2019, Dr. Chris Frank provided this in-person/webinar presentation as he discussed communication strategies for having difficult conversations such as advance care planning, goals of care and end of life. Learning objectives included understanding the difference between Advance Care Planning (ACP), goals of care and consent; how to incorporate ACP and goals of care discussions into regular outpatient care; using the principles to make CPR discussions easier for patients and you and incorporate Harvard Serious Illness Communication guide and other resources into your discussions. Watch the recording here. Additional resources can be accessed by clicking read more.
This one page handout is intended for health care providers to help explain the importance of treatment decisions and the continuum of advance care planning, goals of care, health care consent and treatment planning. Last reviewed May 2019.
This resource for Ontarians is intended to support individuals with a life-limiting illness and discusses advance care planning, goals of care, treatment decisions and informed consent. 2 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.
Friday May 31, 2019 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre this 1 day course provides practical clinical management of geriatric pateints. This program is designed to highlight strategies that primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and primary care allied health team members can utlize to improve the quality of life of their patients. To learn more or to register click here.
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 billingual article describes the findings of a cross-sectional, self-administered survey of Canadian family physicians and other health professionals investigating perceived barriers and enablers of advance care planning (ACP) in the primary care setting. 9 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.
The authors conducted a systematic review to identify relevant contextual elements, program features, implementation principles, and impacted outcomes to inform policy and practice. 49 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.