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Advance Care Planning (ACP) involves a process of reflection and communication where a person reflects and shares with others what is important to their quality of life.  It provides an opportunity for individuals to start conversations with their families, a Substitute Decision Maker and possibly the health care team about their personal beliefs and values; also to consider options about their care if they were to become mentally incapable of giving consent or refusing treatment or care. 

The courses are designed for health care workers continuing education and professional development to build capacity and support conversations with individuals and their families about advance care planning and how it is shaped by Ontario legislation

Please Note: As of March 2017 these courses permit Guest Access so you do not have to be a registered user to take the courses.  However if you want to be able to take advantage of our checklist and  course completion certificate features you must be logged in as a registered user. 

Photo of family discussionThis condensed module explores the process of advance care planning and health care consent. The module is self-directed and allows the user to move through the slides at their own pace. There is narration which can be disabled if preferred.  The module runs approximately 30 minutes.

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Research shows that advance care planning improves quality of life and quality end of life care. Advance Care Planning (ACP) involves a process of reflection and communication in which a person lets others know what quality of life means to them and where an individual expresses their wishes about the kind of health and personal care they want in the future, if they were to become incapable of giving consent or refusing treatment or care.

This course is designed for health care providers working in primary care, continuing education and professional development to build capacity and support conversations with individuals and their families about the process of advance care planning and how it is embedded in legislation.

This course permits Guest Access so you do not have to be a registered user to take the course, however you must be registered and logged in as a user in order to access the Discussion Forum, the Checklist and Course Completion Certificate features.

Please note that all content in this site is shared under a Creative Commons License.



Photo of family discussion around kitchen table

Research shows that Advance Care Planning (ACP) improves quality of life and quality end of life care. Advance Care Planning involves a process of reflection and communication where a person reflects and shares with others what is important to their quality of life.  It provides an opportunity for individuals to start conversations with their families, a Substitute Decision Maker and possibly the health care team about their personal beliefs and values; also to consider options about their care if they were to become mentally incapable of giving consent or refusing treatment or care.
These courses are designed for health care workers continuing education and professional development to build capacity and support conversations with residents and their families about advance care planning and how it is shaped by Ontario legislation.

This course permits Guest Access so you do not have to be a registered user to take the course, however you must be registered and logged in as a user in order to access the Discussion Forum, the Checklist and Course Completion Certificate features.

Please note that all content in this site is shared under a Creative Commons License.