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Here are some key resources to support quality palliative care across all settings.

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Advance Care Planning

There are many resources to assist people with advance care planning, however it is important to utilize materials that comply with Ontario’s legal framework. The following resources are recommended by the RPCP for both providers and the general public

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First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Resources
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Medical Assistance in Dying

On June 17, 2016, the federal government passed Bill C-14 which outlines requirements that patients must meet to be eligible to receive medical assistance in dying, and establishes safeguards that a doctor or nurse practitioner must follow to legally provide medical assistance in dying. Ontario is working with the federal and other provincial/territorial governments to ensure the implementation of medical assistance in dying is aligned and consistent, where possible, across the country.

Health care providers, including physicians, nurses and pharmacists, should refer to their regulatory colleges for additional guidance related to the provision of medical assistance in dying.

For Health Care Providers

The following clinical tools and resources will help providers deliver high quality palliative care.

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This page is not intended to provide medical advice. It is meant to provide you with information and resources and direct you to the right services you may need. If you require medical advice please contact your family doctor or health care provider.

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