Conducting a Person-centered Assessment of Decisional Capacity in a Context of Abuse: Guidelines and Considerations (Part I)

Source: National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)

Published: 2010

Summary:

Deborah O’Connor, Ph.D., RSW, a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia, and the (founding) Director of the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia, talks with us about her work upon which the theories presented in the recent article entitled “Assessing Capacity Within a Context of Abuse or Neglect” were based. This article is available in the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, volume 21, issue 2. This article examines the unique aspects associated with assessing and determining capacity for older adults who are living in a situation of abuse or neglect. Specifically, examining how living in a situation of abuse or neglect may influence the determination of capacity and exploring the implications of conducting an assessment within a potentially abusive context. Click to access the main website

Supplemental Materials:

Link: Conducting a Person-centered Assessment of Decisional Capacity in a Context of Abuse: Guidelines and Considerations (Part I)

Topics: Cognition/Capacity, Screening/Assessment

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Advocates, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services

Level: Advanced, Intermediate

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