Advance Care Planning Goals of Care


Advance Care Planning Goals of Care


Advance Care Planning is a way to help you think about talk about and document wishes for health care. A Goals of Care Designation is a medical order used to describe and communicate the general aim or focus of care including the preferred location of that care. Although Advance Care Planning conversations don’t always result in determining a Goals of Care Designation they are useful building blocks to conversations.

Included in the Advance Care Planning:

  • An E-learning module–  A 45-minute interactive e-learning module describes the Advance Care Planning Goals of Care Designation policy and framework that, as part of the advance care planning process, guides clinical decision making in times of crisis and throughout the lifespan.
  • Clinical Forms– Pediatric Goals of Care Tracking Record to track Goals of Care conversations between families and their care providers; and the Pediatric Goals of Care Designation Order to  document the care decision, signed by physician.
  • And much more…


Alberta (Canada) Health Services, Calgary Zone

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Alberta (Canada) Health Services, Calgary Zone


Release Date: 2014
Review Date: 2014
Date Verified: 10/30/14
Recent Summary: October 2014
Original Summary: November 2013
Last Updated: 10/30/14

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