Ethics, Law, and Aging Review, Volume 10

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Ethics, Law, and Aging Review, Volume 10

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Decision-Making Capacity and Older Persons


  • Marshall Kapp JD, MPH, FCLM

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Although the topic of decision making capacity and older persons has been discussed in the literature, there still is much to be learned about it theoretically and practically. Experts continue to disagree about which standards are important for assessing decision making capacity. Questions such as: "When should a capacity assessment be done on an older person and by whom?" are covered by the editors.

Topics included in this volume are the application of an original framework for ethical decision making in long term care; an elder's capacity to decide to remain living alone in the community; the quest for helpful standardized instruments for evaluating decision making capacity; and end-of-life liability issues.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 06, 2004
  • Page Count 152
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826116444
  • EISBN 9780826116390

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Decision-Making Capacity and Older Persons
  1. Commitment, Relationship, Voice: Cornerstones for an Ethics of Long-Term Care, M. Mathes, J. Reifsnyder, and M. Gibney
  2. The Capacity to Decide to Remain Living in the Community, L.M. Cooney Jr. and J.M. Keyes
  3. Hopes and Cautions for Instrument-Based Evaluation of Consent Capacity: Results of a Construct Validity Study of Three Instruments, J. Moye, M.J. Karel, A.R. Azar, and R.J. Gurrera
  4. Competency in Parkinson’s Disease with Dementia, D.C. Marson and M. Dymek
  5. Decisional Capacity in Theory and Practice: Legal Process Versus “Bumbling Through,” M.B. Kapp

  6. Part II: Independent Articles
  7. End-of-Life Liability Issues, S. Selkin
  8. The Work Versus Eldercare Dilemma and the Law: An Israeli Example, I. Doron and G. Linchitz

  9. Book Reviews
    Books Received