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Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care$
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Keri Thomas, Ben Lobo, and Karen Detering

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198802136

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198802136.001.0001

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Advance care planning in Canada

Advance care planning in Canada

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(p.207) Chapter 19 Advance care planning in Canada
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Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care
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Doris Barwich

John You

Jessica Simon

Louise Hanvey

Cari Hoffman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198802136.003.0019

This chapter describes how advance care planning (ACP) is being implemented in Canada. It highlights the use of an organizing National Framework for Advance Care Planning and a recent conceptual framework of end-of-life communication and decision making. A feature of the Canadian landscape are networks of collaboration and partnerships including research and non-governmental organizations, and examples of regional and national initiatives are presented in the boxes. A summary is provided of barriers, facilitators, the cultural milieu, and future opportunities for ACP in Canada. Implementation of ACP in Canada has followed a multi-faceted approach, with significant national leadership, key stakeholder participation and consumer engagement strategies, with important outcomes demonstrated.

Keywords:   Canada, national framework, network, engagement, education, audit, quality improvement, system infrastructure, goals of care, Speak up

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