Who Do I Talk To? Issues in Consent and Capacity in a Healthcare Setting

Title: Who Do I Talk To? Issues in Consent and Capacity in a Healthcare Setting
Date: March 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 4 hours
Location: Faculty Lounge, Lakehead University Campus

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This event is only being offered face-to-face!


Issues of consent, capacity, substitute decision-making and care planning in a healthcare setting can be very complex.  This session will look at the Health Care Consent Act and issues that arise when obtaining consent both from competent patients and on behalf of incapable patients.

Learning Objectives:

- Discuss when does a person consent on their own, and when can someone else consent on their behalf

- Identify what rules apply to findings of incapacity

- Explore when can a substitute decision-maker make a decision, how is that decision to be made, how are decisions documented and how to deal with difficult situations


Presenter: Jane E. Meadus, Barrister & Solicitor
Audience: Health care practitioners, law school faculty and students, private law practice and legal aid clinics
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Fees/Cost: no fee for this event, however registration is required as seating is limited.
Hosted by: Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), Lakehead University and North West LHIN Regional Palliative Care Program