This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to the care of older adults in correctional settings. 5 pages. 

The authors describe the potential barriers to human end-of-life care and offer care strategies that can be useful in a complex organizational system.

This reading list provides a sampling of international articles, reports, etc. on end-of-life care in a prison environment.

This handbook from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and covers a variety of different care considerations including older prisoners, prisoners with terminal illness, those under the sentence of death and prisoners with mental health care needs, those with disabilities, ethnic and racial minorities and foreign national prisoners, indigenous peoples and LGBT prisoners.

This backgrounder provided by the Office of the Correctional Investigator in Canada was included in the 38th annual report to Parliament.  It provides an overview of issues of concern including access to programming, health care, conditions of confinement, post-release supervision, as well as recommendations for a nation older offender strategy.

This 2 page handout is intended to help physicians and patients to make smart and effective decisions about the use of feeding tubes for those with late stage Alzheimer's disease. Last reviewed May 2017.

This Clinical Update Conference at Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto runs from 8:00am-3:30pm on Friday June 16th.  An OTN videoconferencing and webcasting option is available for the morning program. Click here to register.  

Frailty has important implications for the care needs of older adults and how those needs are met. By recognizing frailty and measuring it objectively, clinicians can better engage patients and their loved ones in difficult discussions about treatment plans and prognosis, and ultimately deliver better palliative care.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  2 pages.

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

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