Assessing Capacities of Older Adults A Casebook to Guide Difficult Decisions

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Pub. Date: 2020-04-14
Publisher(s): American Psychological Association
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This book uses detailed case examples to demonstrate how to address practical and ethical challenges when evaluating capacities of older adults with neurocognitive disorders.

Author Biography

Jennifer Moye, PhD, is the Associate Director of Education and Evaluation for New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Bedford VA Medical Center and professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 1992. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Gerontologist. Her main research interests concern capacity, guardianship, and adjustment to medical illness in older adults, as well as geriatrics and gerontology education. Jennifer Moye lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Follow @JenniferMoyePhD on Twitter.

Table of Contents

Introduction, by Jennifer Moye
Chapter 1. Understanding Legal and Clinical Capacities, by Jennifer Moye and Erica Wood
Part I. Capacities in Diagnostic Contexts
Chapter 2. Evaluating Capacities in Persons With Dementia, by Kyle S. Page and Kathleen C. Matthews
Chapter 3. Evaluating Capacities in Persons With Serious Mental Illness, by Jessica V. Strong, Brian M. Ludwin, and Scott C. Fish
Chapter 4. Evaluating Capacities After Traumatic Brain Injury, by Kristen Triebel, Sean D. Hollis, and Thomas A. Novack
Part II. Capacities in the Setting of Elder Abuse and Exploitation
Chapter 5. Assessment of Financial Exploitation, by Peter A. Lichtenberg
Chapter 6. Assessment of Undue Influence, by Stacey Wood
Chapter 7. Assessment of Independent Living Capacity in the Context of Elder Self-Neglect, by Michelle E. Mlinac and Pamela Steadman-Wood
Chapter 8. Assessment of Testamentary Capacity, by Daniel C. Marson
Part III. Evolving Issues in Assessing Capacities
Chapter 9. Assessment of Sexual Consent Capacity, by Emma Katz, Rachael Spalding, Jarred V. Gallegos, and Barry Edelstein
Chapter 10. Assessment of Capacity in Medical Aid in Dying, by Brian D. Carpenter and C. Caroline Merz
Part IV. Negotiating Challenges With Families and Surrogates
Chapter 11. Working With Surrogates Who May Lack Capacity or Be Unfit, by Kate L. M. Hinrichs and Ronald W. Smith
Chapter 12. Addressing Family Conflicts When Assessing Capacities, by Amy E. Albright, Michelle M. Hilgeman, and Rebecca S. Allen
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