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Information tables will be set up at UHN hospitals on Thursday and Friday.
Thursday, April 14, is National Advance Care Planning Day, which recognizes the process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care. It's a way of helping you tell others what would be important if you were ill and unable to communicate.
To mark the day, UHN's Advance Care Planning Champions and Bioethics team members will be setting up information tables with various resources to answer questions from staff, patients, family members and the general public. They will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on these days at these locations:
To mark the day, a couple of UHN staff offered their reflections
"As oncologists, we are in a unique position to facilitate discussions around deeply personal and sensitive issues with our patients. Advanced care planning (ACP) is a good example. For some clinicians and patients alike, ACP isn't always easy to discuss or even introduce. Studies show that patients want clinicians to initiate the conversation, and for them to be earlier, rather than later. I've seen how much an open and honest conversation helps the treating team better understand a patient's values and beliefs, to then provide better, and more appropriate care. That's why we are looking at ways to integrate ACP into daily practice." – Bryan Chan
"ACP also pays attention to family and friends' role in a patient's journey and creates space for them to contribute meaningfully.
Moreover substitute decision maker responsibilities become lighter because the patient's story, priorities and values are known and documented." – Tieghan Killackey