Decision-making capacity assessment
What is decision-making capacity?
It’s all about making decisions! Having capacity means you can understand information important for making a decision and can appreciate the consequences of that decision. When making a decision, an adult should be able to:
- take in key information
- think about the pros and cons
- make a decision, based on their values
Decision-making capacity course instructions
Below you will find links to 12 lessons that make up the online Decision-Making Capacity Assessment (DMCA) course. The course is interactive.
View the videos in the order presented as material builds on that presented in previous lessons. When viewing the activities or knowledge checks in the videos, pause the video briefly to consider your response.
Your progress will not be tracked. Be sure to finish the lesson you are taking before exiting. You may wish to take a screenshot of the summary page of each lesson to show you have completed that lesson. Be sure to take a screen shot of the final exam. No certificate will be issued.
- Covenant Health employees: register through CLiC
- AHS employees: register through My Learning Link
- Continuing Care Connection users: register for the course on your learning platform
- Lesson 1 - Introduction to Decision-Making Capacity
- Lesson 2 - Understanding Decision-Making Capacity
- Lesson 3 - Personal Directive Act
- Lesson 4 - Power of Attorney Act
- Lesson 5 - Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship
- Lesson 6 - Decision-Making Capacity Assessment Model
- Lesson 7 - Screening
- Lesson 8 - Problem Solving
- Lesson 9 - Role of the Social Worker
- Lesson 10 - Role of the Occupational Therapist
- Lesson 11 - Process Worksheet
- Lesson 12 - Capacity Interview
- Decision-Making Capacity Quiz