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The Resource Capacity assessment and the law : problems and solutions, Kelly Purser

Capacity assessment and the law : problems and solutions, Kelly Purser

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Capacity assessment and the law : problems and solutions
Title
Capacity assessment and the law
Title remainder
problems and solutions
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Purser
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book discusses theoretical issues, standards, and professional considerations arising when legal and health practitioners undertake legal capacity assessments in the context of wills, enduring powers of attorney and advance health directives. The potential loss of cognition can erode autonomy as individuals lose the ability to make their own legally recognised decisions. This is an inescapable problem with significant legal, social, health and policy repercussions. This work synthesises and critically analyses the existing literature, including some of the best assessment models and guiding principles internationally, to generate a new methodology and understanding of what capacity assessment best practice means. This includes the impact of assessments on individual autonomy - the ideal method building upon respect for both autonomy as well as fundamental human rights. The triggers to assess capacity, who to involve in the assessment process, as well as how to conduct that assessment process are discussed. The crucial relationship between the legal and health professionals involved in assessments, including growing concerns around practitioner liability, is also explored. This analysis is undertaken through the innovative use of a therapeutic jurisprudence lens, the effect of which is to contribute new knowledge to this complex field."--Back cover
Cataloging source
CASWL
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Purser, Kelly
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Capacity and disability
  • Cognition disorders in old age
  • Cognition
  • Decision making
Label
Capacity assessment and the law : problems and solutions, Kelly Purser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The challenges presented by the assessment of legal capacity -- 2. Therapeutic jurisprudence -- 3. Legal capacity -- 4. Testamentary capacity -- 5. Substitute decision-making -- 6. Capacity assessment: an international problem -- 7. Some proposed suggestions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 194 page
Isbn
9783319543451
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2017937582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003045352
Label
Capacity assessment and the law : problems and solutions, Kelly Purser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The challenges presented by the assessment of legal capacity -- 2. Therapeutic jurisprudence -- 3. Legal capacity -- 4. Testamentary capacity -- 5. Substitute decision-making -- 6. Capacity assessment: an international problem -- 7. Some proposed suggestions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 194 page
Isbn
9783319543451
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2017937582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003045352

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