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

This 8 page guide is intended to provide the necessary information for patients and Substitute Decision Makers to make informed decisions regarding tube feeding.  It reviews commonly asked questions and easy to understand answers.  

This short video features Dr. Daren Heyland talking about end of life care and the importance of having end of life and Advance Care Planning conversations.  The CANHELP tool is briefly described.

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. 

This is a pdf copy of a presentation given by Mark Handelman for the Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging about important considerations regarding capacity, consent and CCB hearings. Mark is one of Ontario's first members of the official Guardian Child Representation Program. Mark was appointed to the Consent & Capacity Board in 1998 and became a vice chair and senior lawyer member in 2000. He is also a lawyer member of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and a member of the Law Commission of Ontario Advisory Committee on end of life decisions. 61 slides. Last reviewed March 2017.

This pdf handout is intended as a helpful resource to address commonly asked questions and answers related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  A number of relevant resources are linked to in order to provide more in depth information. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

This research paper commissioned by the Law Commission of Ontario describes the work in gathering evidence regarding the needs and wishes of patients, caregivers and stakeholders about care at the end of life in their own words.  111 pages.  Last reviewed January 4, 2017.

This research paper takes into account how the experiences of diversity, in particular age, gender identity, and sexual orientation, contribute to the quality of care in the last stages of life.  Many of Canada's LGBT elderly at some point have experienced systematic and open discrimination, homophobia, and even criminalization, to the detriment of their psychosocial well-being.  In recognition of these unique contexts, the research team conducted a literature review and facilitated focus groups to address a number of research goals.

This research paper reviews the legal framework within Ontario, positioning Advance Care Planning (ACP), Goals of Care (GOC) and Health Care Consent (HCC) as part of the person-centred decision making process.  It also clarifies the linkages between informed consent, ACP and GOC, highlighting the conncections to the Health Care Consent Act.  91 pages.  Last reviewed January 4, 2017.

This pdf booklet contains step by step instructions for completing the enclosed Power of Attorney for Personal Care form.

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