Advance Care Planning: Considerations for RQHR Physicians

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Advance Care Planning: Considerations for RQHR Physicians

29-Nov-2017

As a physician in RQHR, you will regularly encounter patients that would benefit from an Advanced Care Planning/Goal of Care discussion. Sometimes these conversations can be challenging; the beginning point is having the discussion with your patient. Listed below are key tools and forms that may guide your discussion.

RQHR Physician Guide to Goals of Care Discussions

This guide provides a framework to assist physicians in discussions with their patients. The RQHR Goals of Care Physician Champion Group assisted in the development of this guide. It is based on the National Conversation Guide written by members of the Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network.

For a copy, contact the Advance Care Planning Program: 306-766-5922 or email advancecare@rqhealth.ca.

The MVLST Person Order – Goals of Care

My Voice for Life-Sustaining Treatment Order (MVLST) Goals of Care

As part of Patient and Family Centered Care, it is the patient who decides on their Goals of Care following a discussion with a Health Care Professional. The My Voice for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MVLST) Goals of Care is the legal order in RQHR and replaces the Physician Order for Goals of Care and a DNR (DNI) order. Physicians continue to write specific orders that support the person’s Goal of Care, such as medications, treatments, etc. A MVLST order supersedes a written physician order.

Advance Care Planning Form Revisions, November 1, 2017

The following forms have been revised:

  1. MVLST Goals of Care Order (RQHR 993 (10/17))
  2. Advance Care Planning Record (RQHR 994 (10/17))
  3. Appointing a Proxy (RQHR 1091 (10/17))
  4. Substitute Health Care Decision Maker (SDM) Declaration (RQHR 1123 (10/17))

For more information, contact the Advance Care Planning Program: 306-766-5922

Understanding Goals of Care, What is the Right Medical Care for You?

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This 7 minute video is a supplement to your Goals of Care discussions with your patients. Available on RQHR YouTube and the Advance Care Planning Internet page.

Advance Care Planning Program Contact Information

Advance Care Planning
306-766-5922 or email: advancecare@rqhealth.ca

Links

RQHR Intranet: 
http://rhdintranet/AdvanceCarePlanning/Default.htm
RQHR Internet: 
http://www.rqhealth.ca/departments/advance-care-planning

Submitted by: Marlene Glettler, Senior Health Educator, Advance Care Planning Program