"Ethics, Law, and Aging Review"
Decision-making Capacity and Older Persons Volume 10
By (author) Marshall Kapp
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Ethics, Law, and Aging Review by Marshall Kapp
Book DescriptionAlthough 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826116444
(234mm x 155mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marshall Kapp
Ethics, Law and Aging Review: Deinstitutionalizing Long-Term Care : Making Legal Strides, Avoiding Policy Errors (Ethics, Law and Aging), Hardback (September 2005)
Examines the forces and potential for changing the long-term care industry (both positively and negatively), and addresses this paradigm shift from the inpersonal, public psychiatric institutions of the 1960s and 1970s to the present-day assisted living environments that have been fuelled by economic, social, polictical, and legal forces.
'Ethics, Law, and Aging Review', Hardback (August 2003)
Explores the concept of safety as applied in the long term care context. This title includes chapters that examine the way in which the quest for safety may work either synergistically or adversely upon other worthy social goals. It addresses several questions that are of concern to legal and ethical theorists and social science researchers.
Ethics, Law and Aging Review, Hardback (September 2001)View all books by Marshall Kapp
Useful for health care and human service professionals, this book discusses the real and perceived legal liability context within which human service delivery to older persons takes place. It also evaluates the benefits and costs of litigious, legislative, and regulatory interventions on the quality of life for recipients of geriatric services.
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Author Biography - Marshall Kapp
Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH, FCLM, was educated at Johns Hopkins University (BA), George Washington University (JD with Honors), and Harvard University (MPH). Since August 1980, he has been a faculty member in the School of Medicine at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, where he is the Frederick A. White Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Community Health and Psychiatry and Director of the WSU Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Dayton School of Law. In addition to being admitted to practice law in a number of state and federal courts, he is also licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in the District of Columbia. He is the author of a substantial number of published books, articles, and reviews.
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