Last Updated: October 22, 2020

Advance care planning is a key process for supporting First Nations people to receive palliative and end-of-life care at home, in hospital or in a long term care home. Everyone involved in the circle of care must know the wishes of the seriously ill person, which includes the immediate family, Substitute Decision Maker, extended family, local health care providers and external health care providers. Resources for community education are thus required to empower First Nations people to make and communicate their choices and care wishes.

Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations, The Way Forward Integration Initiative, Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada and Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association partnered to develop advance care planning educational resources for people living in First Nations Communities.