Although Advance Care Planning conversations don’t always result in determining a Goals of Care Designation they are useful building blocks to conversations.
A way to help you think about, talk about and document wishes for healthcare.
A medical order used to describe and communicate the general aim or focus of care including the preferred location of that care.
Conversations Matter: It's about decisions and how we care for each other.
Canadian Pediatric Society
Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Designations (ACP/GCD) is fundamental to patient and family centered care.
All teams are encouraged to continually evaluate and improve their ACP/GCD practices to help patients and families receive more, better and earlier ACP/GCD conversations.
From the completed project example, tools and resources were developed to help support your team to conduct your own targeted program specific quality improvement project.
Tools & Resources
The following is a sample of what is available:
All Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Designation supplies are ordered through DATAOnline.
AHS users need to provide a Cost Centre to set up an account with DATA Communications Management.
Note that a valid credit card number will be required to set up an account however these items are provided free of charge.
Target audience: frontline physicians, nurses, allied health care workers, health care aides, social workers and unit clerks or anyone wanting to learn more about advance care planning in Alberta.
Four learning topics target specific aspects of the policy
How to Access the Module
Note: AHS Clinicians should register for this module through MyLearning Link by searching for Advance Care Planning (#200957)
A web version can be accessed below. A certificate can be printed upon successful completion, Upon entering the course, you will select a learning path most relevant to your role and care setting.
Tools to show patients and families as they learn more about Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Designation
Offers a ‘how-to’ approach to Advance Care Planning with an emphasis on the importance of engaging in conversations over time with loved ones and health care providers. Available in 7 different languages.
The Green Sleeve is a plastic pocket that holds your advance care planning forms. See below for more information and related videos on the right.