Funding for this research was provided by:
Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (201500790, 201201157)
University of Calgary
O'Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary
Received: 18 May 2018
Accepted: 22 May 2019
First Online: 3 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This activity was conceived as a community forum with the primary purpose of developing a community engagement strategy for ACP in Alberta, including recommendations for local stakeholders for engaging Albertans in ACP. Guided by Articles 2.1, 2.4 and 2.5 of Canada’s Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans, 2nd edition (TCPS 2) [CitationRef removed], and the use of the Alberta Research Ethics Community Consensus Initiative (ARECCI) Ethics Screening Tool [CitationRef removed], review by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board was deemed unnecessary. All written comments and notes were captured anonymously (i.e. no names or otherwise identifying information were linked to any of the written notes). Participants were informed at the start of the meeting that their written notes would be analyzed and used to create a final report from the activity (which did not stipulate nor preclude publication as a research article). Informed consent was not obtained from participants verbally or in writing, but was implied from their continued participation in the meeting (as is allowable under Article 3.12 of the TCPS 2 policy). Participants were also free to abstain from leaving written comments.
: Not applicable.
: Jessica Simon is Physician Consultant, Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone.