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Understanding Decisional Capacities of Older Adults


Thursday, February 25, 2021
3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST


Cost: Free


Format: Webinar


Where: Online/Web-based


Sponsored By:

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Description:

Capacity assessments of older adults are steeped in the fundamental tensions between two core ethical principles: autonomy (self-determination) and protection (beneficence). Adult Protective Services (APS) caseworkers must often consider the impact of cognitive functioning on a person’s risk for elder abuse, exploitation, and neglect. In this webinar, Dr. Sheri Gibson will address the very complex topic of decisional capacities in older adults, which involves knowledge of medical and psychological syndromes, clinical assessment, ethics, and the law. Attendees will learn a conceptual framework used by psychologists to assess a person’s ability to make decisions or perform tasks as they pertain to the legal standards, and methods for enhancing the referral process for a formal capacity evaluation.



Registration:

Deadline to Register - February 25, 2021

Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9030963411989688336 or choose the web address link below.

Contact For More Information:


Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Phone: 202-401-4634 (voice)
Web: Webinar Registration
(https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9030963411989688336)


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