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Monday, April 03, 2017

NEW Advance Care Planning Website

Southeastern Ontario Portal for Advance Care Planning [ACP] & Health Care Consent [HCC]
The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health is pleased to announce the launch of a new website<http://sagelink.ca/acp-hcc-se-ontario-portal> designed to help health care providers and people living in Ontario find relevant information on Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC).

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process which gives someone the opportunity to consider and discuss with family and friends their wishes and desires concerning future personal care options. This can be helpful in guiding their Substitute Decision Maker if they ever become incapable of providing consent for health or personal care decisions themselves.  The Health Care Consent Act in Ontario requires Health Care Providers to obtain informed consent in order to give or withdraw treatment and ensures a process by which everyone in Ontario has access to a Substitute Decision Maker.

The resources feature a wide variety of formats such as decision support materials, handbooks, guidelines, handouts, presentations, publications, education and more.

Julia Miller
Research Coordinator / Knowledge Broker 
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Queen’s University
613-548-7222 ext. 2468 SMOL (Mon., Tues. & Thurs.)
613-548-5567 ext. 2009 MHS (Wed. & Fri.)
millerj3@providencecare.ca
julia.miller@queensu.ca 
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