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 →

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 →

Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care E-Learning Modules

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is very pleased to announce that the Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care E–Learning Modules are now officially launched.  Registration can be accessed at https://www.speakupontario.ca/e–learning-module/. Description: The Modules are intended for Clinician Competency Training on HCC ACP GoC conversations where learners will move beyond advancing their knowledge & attitudes to develop clinical skills through: Interactive case scenarios Reflective questions Videos of both simulated & real clinical encounters Format: Five self directed online modules, each ending with a quiz, including: How do I have an ACP conversation with Continue reading →

Putting the Pieces Together – Collaborating for Quality Hospice Palliative Care in Ontario

If you are doing unique, innovative work or research related to enhancing quality hospice palliative care integration, collaboration or practice, consider submitting an abstract for a workshop, poster or oral paper. (Submission deadline for workshops: November 30, 2015; Submission deadline for posters and oral papers: January 15, 2016) Join renowned industry experts and provincial colleagues at HPCO’s annual conference April 17-19, 2016 to share and to learn about cutting-edge, evidence-based research, hospice palliative care innovations and expertise. Delegates include system planners, researchers, policy makers and multidisciplinary, front-line Continue reading →

"Development of Advance Care Planning Research Priorities: A Call to Action"

Ana P. Johnson, Louise Hanvey, Sharon Baxter, and Daren K. Heyland, working on behalf of the Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network, have contributed a study to the latest edition of the Journal of Palliative Care entitled “Development of Advance Care Planning Research Priorities: A Call to Action.” The objective of the study was to develop a national, prioritized research agenda for advance care planning. “We first identified a list of comprehensive ACP research topics and determined priority criteria through focus groups. We next conducted a Continue reading →

Let’s Talk About Hospice Palliative Care First

Today (June 12, 2013) in the Quebec National Assembly, the Dying with Dignity Bill was tabled by the Minister for Social Services and Youth Protection Véronique Hivon. The bill would allow for physician assisted dying in cases of patients near death who are suffering and have requested assisted suicide.  The Assembly adjourns for the summer this Friday so the debate and vote on the bill won’t happen until fall.  Should the bill pass, it will have complex and confounding implications for end-of-life care in Quebec and Canada. Continue reading →

Advance care planning is about understanding how you want to live your life

Rocco Gerace, the Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, has written an inspiring and informative opinion piece about advance care planning. Rather than think about it as simply a plan for death, Gerace argues that the process is all about planning for a good life – and that approaching it in this way can help us confront a difficult conversation. “It’s not always easy,” Gerace writes, “but taking the time to reflect on and discuss these issues can lead to better Continue reading →