Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for patients to reflect on their values and wishes, and to let others know what kind of health and personal care they would want in the future if they became incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care.

Primary care providers are best positioned to have these discussions with patients because they often have a longstanding relationship and a better understanding of who they are as people.

Cancer Care Ontario believes discussions about advance care planning should take place early in the cancer care continuum.

Resources for Health Care Providers