Event Date: Jun 06, 2011



Become familiar with the core elements of the Framework and with the tools that are currently available to both raise professional and public awareness regarding ACP and enable them to engage in the process.
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Presentation Description: Advance care planning (ACP) is increasingly more visible in Canada. While the majority of Canadians believe that ACP is a good idea – less than 30% of them have engaged in the process. To address this, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s Advance Care Planning project is working to increase awareness among professionals and the public across Canada.  

Advance Care Planning in Canada: A National Framework and Implementation is a five-year project of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association that aims to implement a number of changes to the current practices in ACP. A National Framework has been developed through a national consultative process that facilitates collaboration across sectors. The Framework includes recommendations regarding the education of professionals and the development of the tools they need to facilitate and engage in ACP with their clients.  CHPCA is now embarking on the second phase of the initiative – Speak Up: Start the conversation about end-of-life care.  This campaign includes a national day to recognize ACP – which is April 12th.  It provides an annual opportunity for individuals to discuss their wishes with family, friends and health care professionals while raising overall awareness of the importance of advance care planning throughout the year. The ACP day/campaign engages professionals and the public alike.  The presentation will provide participants with an opportunity to become familiar with the core elements of the Framework and with the tools that are currently available to both raise professional and public awareness regarding ACP and enable them to engage in the process.

Presenter Bio: Louise Hanvey is the Project Manager for the CHPCA’s national project – Advance Care Planning in Canada: National Framework and Implementation.  In that role she has been involved in the creation and launch of the National Advance Care Planning Day in Canada. Louise was the Project Manager for the Educating Future Physicians in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for the Association of Canadian Medical Schools of Canada and the CHPCA.  She has also been the Project Manager the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s palliative care education program for the oncology community – EPEC™-O Canada. Louise is an RN and practices clinically in public health.

Please check out the project website for additional information and resources:
www.advancecareplanning.ca
 

Presenter(s):

Louise Hanvey (RN, BN, MHA), Project Manager, Advance Care Planning in Canada l Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association