Judith Wahl of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly developed this document to provide an overview of key considerations related to Capacity and Consent assessment in Ontario.  It gives an introduction on older clients and capacity, definitions of capacity as outlined by Ontario law, who assesses capacity, how it is assessed, how to assess the assessments and the impact of assessments.

This webinar discusses substitute decision making for people with communication disabilities. This webinar was held on May 25, 2016 and is brought to you by Communication Disabilities Access Canada and is made possible through funding from The Law Foundation of Ontario. For more information, you can visit us on the web at: http://cdacanada.com

This webinar discusses capacity to consent for treatment for people with communication disabilities. This webinar was held on May 18, 2016 and is brought to you by Communication Disabilities Access Canada and is made possible through funding from The Law Foundation of Ontario. For more information, you can visit us on the web at: http://cdacanada.com

This short video describes the Health Care Consent Act in Ontario and the role and importance of a Substitute Decision Maker.

This webpage provides downloadable videos and pdf toolkits on the topics of mock hearings:

  • for admission to care facilities
  • to determine patient capacity to make psychiatric treatment decisions
  • for applications to determine compliance with principles of substitute decision making

You will need windows media player to play the videos.

This condensed module explores the process of Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent.  The module is self-directed and allows the user to move through the slides at their own page. There is narration which can be disable if preferred. Approximately 30 minutes. 

This online course developed by the East Toronto Health Link (ETHeL) ACP Working Croup and Clinical Advisory Council consists of 4 modules about Advance Care Planning and covers what providers should know and do, what patients need to know and do and how to initiate ACP conversations.

This newsletter style handout dispels common myths about Consent and Capacity in the Long-term Care home setting and provides a list of helpful resources.

This webpage provides a number of helpful resources on the topics of Consumer Protection, Elder Abuse, Health Care Consent & Advance Care Planning, Home Care, Hospitals, Long-Term Care Homes, Pensions and Incomes, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Homes and Wills.

Judith Wahl outlines common problems related to confusion about Advance Care Planning (ACP) and End-of-Life Decision-Making and how ACP is more about communication between patients and their Substitute Decision Maker and any paperwork.

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