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The development and implementation of a decision-making capacity assessment model.

Parmar J, Brémault-Phillips S, Charles L - Can Geriatr J (2015)

Bottom Line: This began with recognition of challenges associated with capacity assessments (CAs) by staff at Covenant Health (CH).A successful demonstration project led to implementation across all sites in the Capital Health region, and eventual provincial endorsement.Concerns identified in the survey and in the literature regarding CA were addressed through the holistic interdisciplinary approach offered by the DMCA Model.

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Affiliation: Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton;

ABSTRACT

Background: Decision-making capacity assessment (DMCA) is an issue of increasing importance for older adults. Current challenges need to be explored, and potential processes and strategies considered in order to address issues of DMCA in a more coordinated manner.

Methods: An iterative process was used to address issues related to DMCA. This began with recognition of challenges associated with capacity assessments (CAs) by staff at Covenant Health (CH). Review of the literature, as well as discussions with and a survey of staff at three CH sites, resulted in determination of issues related to DMCA. Development of a DMCA Model and demonstration of its feasibility followed.

Results: A process was proposed with front-end screening/problem- solving, a well-defined standard assessment, and definition of team member roles. A Capacity Assessment Care Map was formulated based on the process. Documentation was developed consisting of a Capacity Assessment Process Worksheet, Capacity Interview Worksheet, and a brochure. Interactive workshops were delivered to familiarize staff with the DMCA Model. A successful demonstration project led to implementation across all sites in the Capital Health region, and eventual provincial endorsement.

Conclusions: Concerns identified in the survey and in the literature regarding CA were addressed through the holistic interdisciplinary approach offered by the DMCA Model.

No MeSH data available.


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Mentions: The CAWG used an iterative method to develop the DMCA process delineated in a Capacity Assessment Care Map. Various HCPs contributed to the development of the Care Map, reviewing it and suggesting roles that their respective disciplines could contribute to the process. After extensive review and revisions, the CAWG reached consensus on the final rendition of the Care Map, represented in Figure 1.


The development and implementation of a decision-making capacity assessment model.

Parmar J, Brémault-Phillips S, Charles L - Can Geriatr J (2015)

Capacity assessment care map
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f1-cgj-18-15: Capacity assessment care map
Mentions: The CAWG used an iterative method to develop the DMCA process delineated in a Capacity Assessment Care Map. Various HCPs contributed to the development of the Care Map, reviewing it and suggesting roles that their respective disciplines could contribute to the process. After extensive review and revisions, the CAWG reached consensus on the final rendition of the Care Map, represented in Figure 1.

Bottom Line: This began with recognition of challenges associated with capacity assessments (CAs) by staff at Covenant Health (CH).A successful demonstration project led to implementation across all sites in the Capital Health region, and eventual provincial endorsement.Concerns identified in the survey and in the literature regarding CA were addressed through the holistic interdisciplinary approach offered by the DMCA Model.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton;

ABSTRACT

Background: Decision-making capacity assessment (DMCA) is an issue of increasing importance for older adults. Current challenges need to be explored, and potential processes and strategies considered in order to address issues of DMCA in a more coordinated manner.

Methods: An iterative process was used to address issues related to DMCA. This began with recognition of challenges associated with capacity assessments (CAs) by staff at Covenant Health (CH). Review of the literature, as well as discussions with and a survey of staff at three CH sites, resulted in determination of issues related to DMCA. Development of a DMCA Model and demonstration of its feasibility followed.

Results: A process was proposed with front-end screening/problem- solving, a well-defined standard assessment, and definition of team member roles. A Capacity Assessment Care Map was formulated based on the process. Documentation was developed consisting of a Capacity Assessment Process Worksheet, Capacity Interview Worksheet, and a brochure. Interactive workshops were delivered to familiarize staff with the DMCA Model. A successful demonstration project led to implementation across all sites in the Capital Health region, and eventual provincial endorsement.

Conclusions: Concerns identified in the survey and in the literature regarding CA were addressed through the holistic interdisciplinary approach offered by the DMCA Model.

No MeSH data available.