Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of considering options for future health care decisions and personal care, and the nomination of a substitute decision maker who can speak for them if they cannot speak for themselves.
i-GAP is a research project that is intended to increase the participation of patients and families in ACP in primary care settings.
Read about Dr. Carrie Bernard , a family physician and one of the founding researchers for the i-GAP project
Read Dr. Amy Tan's story about palliative care (Dr. Tan is a member of the i-GAP steering committee)
Read the i-GAP team's opinion article in Canadian Family Physician - "Advance Care Planning - let's start sooner"
Read about Dr. Zou and her experience with the i-GAP study.
i-GAP study tools:
|Information Sheet||Information Sheet|
|Practice Characteristics||Chart Abstraction Form|
|Nursing and Allied Health Care Professionals Questionnaire|
The purple icons below represent i-GAP activities as mapped out against the Knowledge to Action (KTA) cycle. For more information about the KTA cycle, visit the Canadian Institutes of Health Research website
|October 2014||June 2015||2016|
|ACP Audit we conducted an ACP audit with 20 family practices across Canada (AB, BC, ON ) to assess
|ACP Tool Testing we began evaluating a suite of tools to test
ACP Tool Implementation we will begin testing a Model for Implementing ACP in Primary Care (currently referred to as a Care Pathway).