Covenant Health

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 his/her values

On this page you will find links to 12 videos that make up the online Decision-Making Capacity Assessment course. The course is interactive. If you are a Covenant Health or AHS employee with access to either CLiC or My Learning Link, please register for and take the course on your designated learning platform. The course is also available for users of the Continuing Care Connection. Please register for the course on your learning platform.

Please 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 please pause the video briefly to consider your response.

Instructions for Taking the Course

Please note that your progress will not be tracked. Be sure to finish the lesson you are taking prior to 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. 

Additional Learning Resources

  • Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee website. Click here to access.
  • Information on Personal Directives. Click here to access.
  • The Decision-Making Capacity Assessment Model Toolkit is a four-part practical, evidence-informed resource that aims to offer information and resources related to DMCA best-practices and capacity-building processes, and implementation of the DMCA Model. This website is made available to all Healthcare Providers and family caregivers.

If you have questions about course content please email Covenant Health’s Capacity Assessment Resource Person at
Tara.Kilkenny@covenanthealth.ca

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