Decision making ability, capacity, and competency: What they are and how to assess them in persons living with dementia?

By Dementia Training Australia

Access on dta.com.au

Dr Karlawish explains the core concepts of decision making ability, decisional capacity and competency with particular attention to the skills needed to assess whether a person may need support in making a decision, or may not be able to make a decision.

Domains:
Human Rights, Ethics and Supporting Autonomy

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Resource Type:
Video recording

Learning Outcomes

After watching, staff should be able to:
  • Increase knowledge of the core concepts of decision making ability, decisional capacity and competency for people living with dementia.
  • Increase understanding of the impact on decision making for people living with dementia.
  • Increase understanding of the skills needed to assess whether a person may need support in making a decision, or may not be able to make a decision.