Medical Decision Making Resources
Designed for and by Self-Advocates, our Medical Decision Making series provides individuals and their supporters the tools they need to make Supported Health Care decisions. In the resources below, you'll find our Health Passport, My Health Care Wishes, and My Health: How To Support My Decision Making documents.
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INSK Health Passport
The Inclusion Saskatchewan Health Passport is a plain language health care tool for use within Saskatchewan. Developed with the assistance of Inclusion Saskatchewan's ICAN Self-Advocates, the passport is a 4-page fillable form (with accompanying guide) that outlines the essentials about an individual's medical background, care preferences, and ability to consent to health care treatment. The passport can be given to health professionals in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
My Health Care Wishes
My Health Care Wishes is a plain language health care tool for use within Saskatchewan. Developed with the assistance of Inclusion Saskatchewan's ICAN Self-Advocates, this document will guide your health care team, and other people who may support decisions about your medical care. This workbook will encourage you to think about who you are, what is important to you, and what type of medical care is in line with your wishes and goals. Use your answers from the workbook to fill out the form at the end of the document. It will be a record of your health care wishes that you will be able to take with you to the hospital or give to first responders in an emergency.
My Health Care Wishes Survey
This survey will explore how people, their supporters, advocates, and health professionals think about shared medical decision-making. The results of the evaluation will be used to improve My Health Care Wishes and to help individuals, health professionals, and disability support professionals to better understand the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
If you are an adult with a disability, a family member of an adult with a disability, a health care worker, or a disability support, you can fill out our survey by clicking here.
My Health: How To Support My Decision Making
This document guides an individual and their supporters through a series of questions that will help clarify how the individual feels about medical decisions. Topics include: medications, medical treatment, emergencies, speaking to health professionals, and communicating consent.