Improving Advance Care Planning in General Practice


Help us improve care for Canadians

i-GAP is a national research project intended to increase the participation of patients and families in advance care planning in primary care settings. We are seeking primary care physicians and team practices who want to participate in this groundbreaking study.

What we know:

  • Canadians want their health care provider to give them information about advance care planning
  • The majority of Canadians (52%) indicate that the advance care planning process should begin when a person is healthy, yet only 13% have an advance care plan prepared
  • 67% of primary care physicians say they need more resources and information to have these discussions

You can help:

By participating in the i-GAP study, you and your practice will be contributing to the development of valuable tools and practices that will improve ACP in primary care practice and have a substantial positive effect on our health system. You’ll also learn more about your patient’s understanding of ACP and have access to new tools, resources and networks.

How to participate:

Family practices across Canada are participating in this project. To learn more about the study and how you can participate, contact: Louise Hanvey, Director, Advance Care Planning in Canada Initiative, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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