Goals of Care Designations
Health Care Provider Perspective
ACP: No fear, no regrets
Benefits of having an ACP in place
EMS and ACP
Chronic Illness and ACP
Having an ACP brings peace of mind (cancer)
Office of the Public GuardianThe Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) supports people who need help to make, or who aren’t able to make personal decisions for themselves (that aren’t financial).
Personal DirectiveA personal directive provides instruction for future medical care and indentifies an agent to make personal decisions if needed.
Enduring Powers of AttorneyLearn about this legal document you can use to appoint someone to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf.
Plan Well GuideTo prepare for Goals of Care Designation conversations with your family and family doctor, use this Alberta based online tool to clarify your values and increase your understanding of the difference between resuscitative care, medical care, and comfort care.
To learn more about the risks, benefits and possible outcomes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and help you decide if its right for you, watch
CPR Decision Aid (video).
Speak UpThis website helps all Canadians think about and talk about the kind of health and personal care they would want in the future if they were unable to speak for themselves. It means having discussions with family and friends, especially your Substitute Decision Maker – the person who will speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself. It may also include writing down your wishes, and talking with healthcare providers and financial or legal professionals.
Organ and Tissue DonationOrgan and Tissue Donation is an end of life care option and an important part of Advance Care Planning. The gift of donation is a legacy of your life and may give hope to someone in need.
Current as of: April 2, 2018
Author: Palliative and End of Life Care Team, Alberta Health Services
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