You are already involved in helping people to think about their future, so why not take it one step further?
As Lawyers, Financial planners and Estate planners you are already helping people to plan for their futures. Advance Care Planning is part of preparing for the future when they may not be able to make their own health care decisions.
Resources for You
Power of Attorney 101 – A quick summary of Powers of Attorney for Personal Care & Property
SDM Conversation Starters – Getting started is often the hardest part. Use these opening lines to help your clients identify the SDM(s) that right for them.
ACP Conversation Starters – Try one of these opening lines to help your clients start their conversations.
For additional Ontario-specific resources visit www.speakupontario.ca
Repository of Best Practice Resources
Resources for your clients
Why not share resources with your clients that they can take home and review on their own time.
|Speak Up Workbook
|Power of Attorney for Personal Care Brochure||Advance Care Planning Fact Sheet
Other Helpful Resources
There are lots of great resources out there designed to support you. Just be sure you are accessing resources that apply in Ontario as the laws across Canada are different.
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
Ministry of Attorney General
Provincial Reports & Other Documents
Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship – March 2017 Law Commission Report
Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning & Goals of Care Practice Tools: The Challenge to Getting this Right – Dec 2016 Law Commission Report