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Mission Statement

PoET’s mission is to help Ontario long-term care residents receive the care they want and can benefit from, through alignment with Ontario’s consent obligations.

Announcing the Provincial PoET Program

A New Training & Certification Program on Consent, Capacity, and Substitute Decision Making Supporting the Pursuit of Continuous Improvement in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

PoET Overview

The PoET Project is an award-winning, Accreditation Canada Leading Practice initiative that works directly with long-term care homes to support residents, staff, physicians and substitute decision-makers align decision-making with Ontario’s rules related to consent, capacity, and substitute decision making.  These rules are stated in the province’s Health Care Consent Act, and they apply throughout Ontario – including in long-term care homes.

PoET works with long-term care homes to co-design and implement change ideas that result in lasting cultural change towards alignment with residents wishes, values and beliefs and what is clinically indicated. PoET directly supports residents’ access to care that they both want, and can benefit from.

PoET and Health Quality Ontario's Palliative Care Standard

Click the link below to read about how the PoET Project aligns with the palliative care standards set out by Health Quality Ontario (HQO)

What Are people saying about poet?

The PoET Southwest Spread Project

PSSP is a joint venture between William Osler Health System’s Ethics Quality Improvement Lab and McMasters University’s Department of Family Medicine.

Now Booking!

We’re now booking long term care homes in the MH LHIN and HNHB LHIN until March 2022.

Make Treatment Decisions

Check in with these four points when treatment decisions are being made. Feel free to print our resources and post in your LTC home! 

Health decisions are sometimes stressful and tough, but the unexpected twists and turns are always thought-provoking! See for yourself: start an adventure and play the game.

It’s simple: choose a character, read, and then click on the alternatives you want to explore. At the end, you’ll see how you might have done things differently. Don’t worry – there’s no winning or losing – just learning and discovery!

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