Advance Care Planning, Goals of Care, etc: Strategies for End-of-Life Communication

On April 1st, 2019,  Dr. Chris Frank provided this in-person/webinar presentation as he discussed communication strategies for having difficult conversations such as advance care planning, goals of care and end of life.  Learning objectives included understanding the difference between Advance Care Planning (ACP), goals of care and consent; how to incorporate ACP and goals of care discussions into regular outpatient care; using the principles to make CPR discussions easier for patients and you and incorporate Harvard Serious Illness Communication guide and other resources into your discussions. Watch the recording here.  Additional resources can be accessed by clicking read more.

Some of the resources shared are international and may not reflect the legislation in your province or territory.

My Gift of Grace board game – https://mygiftofgrace.com/

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande – http://atulgawande.com/book/being-mortal/

Atul Gawande on How to Talk About End-of-Life Care with Dying Patient - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7XQEY3MtrI

Just Ask Campaign Resources - https://www.thecarenet.ca/our-campaigns/just-ask-campaign

Facilitating Effective End-of-Life Communication - Helping People Decide
http://canadiangeriatrics.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Facilitating-Effective-End-of-Life-Communication-%E2%80%93-Helping-People-Decide.pdf 

Speak Up Provincial Resource Library - http://www.advancecareplanning.ca/resource-library/#resource-library|category:your-province-or-territory

Speak Up Ontario - https://www.speakupontario.ca/

Advance Care Planning & Health Care Consent in Ontario - https://sagelink.ca/acp_and_hcc_in_Ontario_april_2017_reading_list 

Caring for the Terminally Ill: Honouring the Choices of the People - http://eolfn.lakeheadu.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Honouring-the-Choices.pdf