Decision-Making Capacity Assessment Workshop Level 1

March 15, 2023

There are complex and predictable clinical, ethical and legal implications when assessing decision-making capacity. These workshops will help the primary care provider navigate the process related to the Alberta Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship, Personal Directives and Enduring Power of Attorney Acts. These interactive workshops are designed for physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses and other healthcare providers and will include small group work and presentations.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall aspects of the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act and Personal Directives Act.
  • Identify the guiding principles in decision-making capacity assessment (DMCA).
  • Appraise the DMCA process.
  • Explore an interdisciplinary approach to Capacity Assessment.
  • Employ Capacity Assessment worksheets used in this process.
  • Integrate the above information in assessment of capacity through case examples.

Location: online

For more information and to register, please visit the event website.

CME accreditation:
This 2-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 6 Mainpro+® credits.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 3 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

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