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Title Older adults' decision-making and the law / Michael Smyer, K. Warner Schaie, Marshall B. Kapp, editors.

Published New York : Springer Pub. Co., c1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  346.73013 OLDE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Springer series on ethics, law, and aging
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 1. Competency: Refining Our Legal Fictions / Charles P. Sabatino. Commentary: A Cognitive Psychologist's Perspective on the Assessment of Cognitive Competency / Timothy A. Salthouse. Commentary: Statutory Definitions of Incapacity: The Need for a Medical Basis / Lawrence A. Frolik -- 2. Frailty, Risk, and Choice: Cultural Discourses and the Question of Responsibility / Sharon R. Kaufman and Gay Becker. Commentary: Managing Incapable People's Financial Affairs in England and Wales / A. B. Macfarlane. Commentary: Protection and Empowerment of the Elderly: Whose Needs Does the Law Really Serve? / John J. Regan -- 3. Assessing Everyday Competence in the Cognitively Challenged Elderly / Sherry L. Willis. Commentary: Everyday Competencies and Guardianship: Refinements and Realities / Mary Joy Quinn. Commentary: Decision-Making Capacity in the Acutely Ill Elderly / Cheryl Dellasega, Michael Smyer, Lori Frank and Rae Brown.
4. Resolving Ethical Dilemmas Arising from Diminished Decision-Making Capacity of the Elderly / Elias S. Cohen. Commentary: The Role of Values in Influencing Ethical, Legal, and Policy Decisions / Gene Cohen -- 5. Alternatives to Guardianship: Enhanced Autonomy for Diminished Capacity / Marshall B. Kapp. Commentary: Barriers to the Development and Use of Alternatives to Guardianship / Lori A. Stiegel. Commentary: Alternatives to Guardianship Revisited: What's Risk Got to Do with It? / Kathleen H. Wilber -- 6. Guardianship Reform in the 1980s: A Decade of Substantive and Procedural Change / Penelope A. Hommel. Commentary: The More Things Change: Principles and Practices of Reformed Guardianship / Alison P. Barnes. Commentary: Revising Revisionism in Guardianship: An Assessment of Legal Reform of Decisional Incapacity / Winsor C. Schmidt -- Afterword: Decision-Making Capacity Among Older Adults: Person, Process, and Context / Michael A. Smyer.
Other author Smyer, Michael A.
Schaie, K. Warner (Klaus Warner), 1928-
Kapp, Marshall B.
Subject Older people -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Capacity and disability -- United States.
ISBN 0826189903