Advance Care Planning Day 2021

April 16th is National Advance Care Planning Day. Advance Care Planning is a process of thinking and documenting your values and wishes for health care if you were sick, or injured and could not speak for yourself. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it's now more important than ever to give consideration to your heath care directives and discuss them with your loved ones.

End of Life Doulas Jennifer Mallmes and Janine Jordison share the five steps of advance care planning and explore the value an End of Life Doula can add when facilitating an advance care plan. Get prepared with the tools you need to start the conversation on National Advance Care Planning Day, Friday April 16th.

If you are an End of Life Doula and would like to use the PowerPoint presentation in your work with clients, you are welcome to download the Advance Care Planning PowerPoint Presentation and its accompanying Presentation Discussion Point Guide. Tip: make sure you view the presentation in 'slide show' mode for the full audio and video experience.

 

Need some guidance on Advance Care Planning?

If you would like an End of Life Doula to educate and guide you in your Advance Care Planning process, please see our Membership Roster to find a Doula that's right for you.

Here are some helpful resources on Advance Care Planning in Canada:

Speak Up Advance Care Planning Workbook

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Plan Well

Provincial Resources

Wish Lists Video with Andrew Saunderson from Fraser Health