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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 is a sample lesson from our Advance Care Planning Course for Primary Care.

    For more information about how to register for these courses, please contact Gail Hawley Knowles, Manager of the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health.

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    • ACP-HCC -PC > Lesson 1

      Family member looking pensively outside a windowLesson 1 identifies the importance and benefits of advance care planning and describes the differences between advance care planning and Health Care Consent. Key points about Ontario legislation which shapes the process are highlighted.