Resources for Clinicians

Advance Care Planning ‘How-to’


Step 1-ACP Training


My Health, My Wishes

Module 1: The case for ACP (30 minutes)
Module 2: What the health care provider needs to know and do (20 minutes)
Module 3: What the person engaging in ACP needs to know and do (15 minutes)
Module 4: Initiating an ACP Discussion (40 minutes)
These e-modules are free of charge but registration is required.

ACP Conversation Guide Clinician Primer

  • Provides a brief overview of ACP, including distinguishing between ACP and Goals of Care
  • Discusses the legal concepts of consent, capacity and SDM(s) and how they relate to ACP
  • Outlines the patients with whom clinicians should consider having ACP conversations
  • Introduces a standard ACP Conversation Guide for patients and their SDM(s)
  • Suggests a process for integrating ACP conversations into practice

Quick Tips-The Basics


Step 2-Start the conversation


Just Ask Conversation Card

  • To help clinicians talk to families and patients about Advance Care Planning with questions to ask patients and questions to ask yourself.


Step 3-Patient Resources


Patient-facing tools and resources 


Step 4-Tips for Using your EMR to Record Discussions


Clinician ACP Checklist


Example of an EMR Template

EMR template sample


Did you know…

  • Only 26% of family doctors are comfortable having ACP discussions, and 67% say they need more resources and information.1,2

How can i-GAP help?

  • Clinician ACP education and training

  • Patient-oriented ACP tools and resources

  • A clinical process for ACP