IMPROVING ADVANCE CARE PLANNING FOR OLDER CANADIANS WITH FRAILTY: FINDINGS FROM A MULTI-SECTORAL, PAN-CANADIAN PROJECT
CHPCA Satellite – Thursday, September 19th 8:30 – 12:30
This panel discussion will explore the dynamics of implementing advance care planning tools in different care settings. This session will be of interest to anyone involved in the care of older adults with frailty.
Moderated by: John You, on behalf of the iCAN-ACP investigators and the Canadian Frailty Network
- Understand challenges to advance care planning in 3 different care settings (primary care, acute care and long-term care)
- Identify the evidence-base supporting the use of 3 different tools designed to support advance care planning in these settings:  Your Conversation Starter Kit – Dementia Version,  the ‘Best-Worst Scenario’ values clarification exercise, and  The Serious Illness Conversation Guide.
- Identify strategies to increase access to advance care planning tools and activities for diverse groups (i.e., ethnic and sex and gender minority groups)
- Understand how engagement of patient advisors enriches the research process
Background: Our team is aiming to narrow the gap between the care that older Canadians with frailty want and the care they receive by increasing the uptake, impact, and access to advance care planning. We will share findings from our work to implement and evaluate advance planning tools in 4 primary care practices, 4 hospitals and 9 long term care homes in Canada, while paying particular attention to redressing the limited attention given to advance care planning for diverse groups (i.e., ethnic and sex and gender minority groups).