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Advance Care Planning in Primary & Long-Term Care

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Join us for a Research Webinar: Advance care planning in primary & long term care: “We became much more aware of what we want, how to approach the subject, and what can be done”! 


Dr. Michelle Howard, McMaster University
Dr. Tamara Sussman, McGill University
Dr. Sharon Kaasalainen, McMaster University

About the Research Project

Advance care planning (ACP) is a process that supports people in understanding and sharing their personal values, life goals and preferences related to future medical care. The goal of ACP is to prepare people, and their substitute decision-maker(s), for future “in-the-moment” treatment decisions so that people get medical care that is consistent with their values, goals and preferences during serious illness. ACP can improve the patient experience, align treatment with patient preferences, avoid unwanted and costly invasive treatments near EOL and improve psychological outcomes for family members during bereavement.

For this project, our experienced team of 32 clinicians and researchers will focus on increasing uptake, impact and access to ACP for frail elderly Canadians across the primary care, long-term care (LTC) and hospital settings. We will achieve this by tailoring, implementing and evaluating a multi-faceted suite of ACP tools in these care settings, while paying particular attention to the needs of marginalized groups. Learn more about the project at our webinar!


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