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Person Centred Decision Making E-Learning Modules

Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care E-Learning Modules – Clinician Competency Training Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is very pleased to announce the re-launch of the Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care E-Learning Modules. The E-Learning modules have recently been transferred to a new Learning Management System. Registration can be accessed here. Description: The Modules are intended for Clinician Competency Training on Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning, and Goals of Care conversations where learners will move beyond advancing Continue reading →

HPCO Webinar – Complex Medico-Legal Issues at End of Life

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice  invites you to attend our Winter 2020 Webinar Series:  Webinar #4: Complex Medico-Legal Issues at End of Life Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Presenters Dr. Nadia Incardona MD MHSc (Bioethics) C.C.F.P. Hospitalist and Emergency Physician, Michael Garron Hospital – Toronto East Health Network   Jane E. Meadus Barrister & Solicitor, Institutional Advocate at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly     Description This session will look Continue reading →

Spring 2020 Regional Champions Expression of Interest Launch

HPCO ‘s Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning Community of Practice is currently seeking additional Regional Champions to fill vacancies across multiple regions.   Regional Champions are recognized champions in Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning (HCC ACP) in Ontario. They are appointed individuals from specific areas that have a voluntary role for promoting and implementing HCC and ACP within their geography ideally at a regional level. They help to support HCC and ACP initiatives in their region.   HCC ACP Community of Practice Continue reading →

HPCO Webinar – Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Tools for Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice  invites you to attend our Winter 2020 Webinar Series:  Webinar #3: Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Tools for Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care Thursday, March 12th, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Presenters Dr. Kevin Samson Family Doctor, East Wellington Family Health Team and OntarioMD Peer Leader for EMR Optimization Justin Wolting Change Management and EMR Development Specialist at the eHealth Centre of Excellence   Description A demonstration and Continue reading →

The Crossroads of Grief: Reflecting on our work with Marginalized Grieving Youth

FULL RESEARCH REPORT SUMMARY The Crossroads of Grief: Reflecting on our work with Marginalized Grieving Youth In the Fall of 2019, The Children and Youth Grief Network (CYGN) completed the project; The Crossroads of Grief: Understanding Grief & Diversity (funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation). The FULL Summary Document (including recommendations) is below. Please click here for more information

HPCO Webinar – Navigating the World of Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice  invites you to attend our Winter 2020 Webinar Series: Webinar #2: Navigating the World of Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. When it comes to navigating the world of Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care conversations, how and where do we start? This webinar will explore the various resources available to health care professionals to improve their practice of Continue reading →

HPCO Webinar – Back to Basics: Introducing the New Advance Care Planning Framework

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice  invites you to attend our Winter 2020 Webinar Series: Webinar 1: Back to Basics: Introducing the New Advance Care Planning Framework Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. What is the difference between Advance Care Planning, Goals of Care and Health Care Consent discussions? Who should be involved in these discussions? This webinar will address these questions and provide you with the opportunity to learn about new person-centred decision-making Continue reading →

Compassionate Communities

Issue   Society is changing and current health care models are not fully meeting the needs of many Ontarians. At risk populations include people with serious illness, at end of life, the elderly, the disabled, people who are isolated and vulnerable, and caregivers. These groups benefit from whole person care that addresses physical, mental, social and spiritual needs, focuses on quality of life, acknowledges mortality and supports their caregivers – such care however is not routinely, seamlessly or continuously available through formal health services.   Continue reading →