Competency: Understand - Assess - Decide
Does the patient understand the effects of a refusal to receive treatment? Can the patient write a new will? Should we open protective supervision for this patient who seems to be exploited by his son? Can the patient sell their house? These are only some of the questions that are often asked by physicians in the context of their practice and that are difficult to answer. Assessing competency is a complex task, as it involves a number of legal concepts on which medical professionals have received little training.
The Multidisciplinary Aptitude Assessment Matrix was developed to better guide physicians in their medical assessment of an individual’s ability to take care of themself and manage their property. The Multidisciplinary Aptitude Assessment Matrix allows the physician to 1) structure their assessment of competency by indicating what information to take into consideration and to 2) justify their clinical judgment. This matrix is based on the Grisso aptitude assessment tests (2003), a 4-component model recognized worldwide. This training provides a presentation of the grid, and shows participants how to use it.
- Master theoretical and legal concepts in assessing competency
- Learn about assessing an individual’s ability to take care of themself and manage their property.
- Assess an individual’s competency to take care of themself and manage their property through role play, clinical vignettes, and discussion
- Integrate assessment concepts into provision of care
- Assess other types of competencies (competency in testing, competency to sell a house, etc.)
- Dr. Josie-Anne Bertrand, Ph.D., neuropsychologist, specialized in the assessment of cognitive disorders related to aging, she often addresses questions relating to the assessment of an individual’s competency to take care of themself and manage their property, both in clinical and medicolegal contexts.
- Dr. Stéphane Richard-Devantoy, Ph.D., psychiatrist specialist, specialized in aging, he often addresses questions of competency, particularly in the context of consenting to care in hospital settings, but also in the context of an individual’s competency to take care of themself and manage their property.
The training program is intended primarily for physicians. Note that the Multidisciplinary Aptitude Assessment Matrix was developed to be used collaboratively by physicians and nurses. As such, the participation of nurses is also strongly recommended.
- General practitioners
- Specialists (psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, etc.)
- Neuropsychologists and psychologists
- Occupational therapists
- Social workers
June 17, 2019
8:30 am—5:00 pm
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Dobell Pavilion, Bowerman Room, B-1221
6875 LaSalle Boulevard
Montréal, Québec, Canada H4H 1R3
- Physicians: $350 for the day
- Other Professions: $250 for the day
* The cost includes snacks and a lunch box.
* Parking fees are not included.
* No refunds, but substitutions are possible.
Please note that this training program is available in French only. However, discussion may take place in both French and English.
This training is accredited for physicians by the FMSQ. Other professionals will receive an attestation of participation.
For further information:
Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Department
By phone: 514-761-6131 extension 3203
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