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Advance Care Planning is a way to help you think about talk about and document wishes for health care.

Goals of Care Designation is a medical order used to describe and communicate the general aim or focus of care including the preferred location of that care.

Although Advance Care Planning conversations don’t always result in determining a Goals of Care Designation they are useful building blocks to conversations.

Conversations Matter
It’s about decisions and how we care for each other

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Contact

Email: conversationsmatter@ahs.ca

Education

E Learning Modules

For all clinicians with direct patient contact

A 45-minute interactive e-learning module describes the Advance Care Planning Goals of Care Designation policy and framework that, as part of the advance care planning process, guides clinical decision making in times of crisis and throughout the lifespan.

Select Adult content as you enter the module.

All physicians, nurses, allied health care workers and anyone wanting to increase knowledge and understanding about Advance Care Planning Goals of Care should complete this learning module.

AHS employees

Remember to login using an AHS computer with Internet Explorer 8 or higher

  • Register for this module through MyLearningLink (registration for this learning module

Non AHS clinicians

For Unit Clerks

A 20 minute interactive e-Learning module that describes the Advance Care Planning Goals of Care documents and workflow processes. This module will help unit clerks understand their important role in supporting the policy and how it relates to patient safety and satisfaction.

AHS Unit Clerks

Remember to login using an AHS computer with Internet Explorer 8 or higher

  • Register for this module through MyLearningLink

Non AHS Unit Clerks

Fast Fact Sheet

 

Forms and Policy

Forms

Policy and Procedure

For more information email conversationsmatter@ahs.ca

Pediatrics

Canadian Pediatric Society Position Statements

Education

A 45-minute interactive e-learning module describes the Advance Care Planning Goals of Care Designation policy and framework that, as part of the advance care planning process, guides clinical decision making in times of crisis and throughout the lifespan.

Select Pediatric content as you enter the module.

This module is required for all clinicians with direct patient contact. All physicians, nurses, allied health care workers and anyone wanting to increase knowledge and understanding about Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care should complete this learning module.

AHS employees

Remember to login using an AHS computer.

  • Register for this module through MyLearningLink

Non AHS clinicians

Hear My Voice – Pediatric Resource

Hear My Voice is a deck of cards designed to stimulate important conversations within families who have a person with a life-threatening illness or serious chronic condition. For more instructions on how to order this resource, refer to Hear My Voice – Ordering Information.

 

 

 

 

Resources

Video Series

Useful tools to show patients and families as they learn more about Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Designation

Guidebook: Conversations Matter

For patients and families. 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.

How to Use My Green Sleeve and Personal Directive

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.

 

Supplies

All Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Designation supplies are ordered through DATAOnline.

Alberta Health Services Users

AHS users need to provide a Cost Centre to set up an account with DATA Communications Management.

Non Alberta Health Services Users

Note that a valid credit card number will be required to set up an account however these items are provided free of charge.

General Public

You can ask for a Green Sleeve from your family doctor or any Alberta Health Services health care provider.