March 30-31, 2020 from 8am to 4pm at the 1026 Baseline Rd. Ottawa. This 2 day education series focuses on clinical topics related to the provision of care to older adults including sessions on dementia, delirium, depression, mobility, falls, capacity and living with risk.  To learn more or to register click here.

This set of resources is intended to assist clinicians in engaging patients in Patient-Centred Decision-Making conversations. The toolkit includes a framework and definitions, algorithm, e-learning modules, quick reference guide and implementation guide. Last reviewed October 2019.

This publication provides general information about Powers of Attorney that deal with finances and property, and general information about joint bank accounts. As laws dealing with Powers of Attorney are specific to each province and territory, it is important to understand the laws where you live before making any decisions. It is also important, before opening a joint bank account, to understand the legal consequences associated with such accounts. 24 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

Alzheimer’s is one of the main forms of dementia, which involves impaired brain function, the loss of short-term memory, and trouble completing even basic, familiar daily tasks. Caring for family members with this disease can take an emotional as well as financial toll on families. Arranging for the care of a person suffering from dementia can be complex and expensive. Adding to that complexity, patients are often unable to manage or understand their finances.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  2 pages.

This is a pdf copy of a presentation given by Mark Handelman for the Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging about important considerations regarding capacity, consent and CCB hearings. Mark is one of Ontario's first members of the official Guardian Child Representation Program. Mark was appointed to the Consent & Capacity Board in 1998 and became a vice chair and senior lawyer member in 2000. He is also a lawyer member of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and a member of the Law Commission of Ontario Advisory Committee on end of life decisions. 61 slides. Last reviewed March 2017.

This pdf handout is intended as a helpful resource to address commonly asked questions and answers related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  A number of relevant resources are linked to in order to provide more in depth information. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

Nous offrons une panoplie de ressources éducatives pour favoriser la Planification Préalable des Soins et la Compréhension du Consentement aux soins de santé (cours en ligne, webinaires, documentation, etc.), et nous organisons des événements en face-à-face destinés à des auditoires particuliers: Aînés, Familles, Soignants Informels et Fournisseurs de Soins de Santé.

This research paper reviews the legal framework within Ontario, positioning Advance Care Planning (ACP), Goals of Care (GOC) and Health Care Consent (HCC) as part of the person-centred decision making process.  It also clarifies the linkages between informed consent, ACP and GOC, highlighting the conncections to the Health Care Consent Act.  91 pages.  Last reviewed January 4, 2017.

In order to explore the ethical challenges involved with capacity assessment for MAID requests, a scoping of the literature was conducted to better understand the range of capacity assessment tools described within psychiatric populations. This briefing document summarizes some of the preliminary findings of the review. The goal is not to suggest a new tool or modify an existing one. Rather, it is to provide ethicists and clinicians the opportunity to share ethical and practical concerns about the robustness of capacity assessments in order to consider how existing processes may be adapted and standardized, particularly in the context of MAID.

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