The goal of the PoET Project is to help long-term care homes align with Ontario’s Health Care Consent Act so that consent is obtained at the time it is required, and treatment proposals are based on the resident’s current condition.
For those residents who are interested in planning for consent-related decisions please see the resources included below.
“What would be important if you or a loved one became seriously ill? Sometimes this happens over a period of time, but sometimes it happens quite quickly. Maybe you are so sick that you are unable to communicate. But there could be medical decisions that need to be made about the care you might receive, and doctors may ask your loved ones what your preferences would be. Who would speak for you? And do they know what your values and preferences are?”