Assessing Cognitive Capacity in Elder Abuse Cases

Assessing Cognitive Capacity in Elder Abuse Cases

Please join our webinar on Monday, August 21st, 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST as Talitha Guinn-Shaver, MDT Technical Advisor, Elder Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, hosts a discussion with Bonnie Olsen, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA.

This webinar is offered to all professionals who work on elder abuse MDT’s to better understand the issue of decisional capacity. Dr. Olsen will provide several contexts where decisional capacity is central to case formulation and resolution. She will present the components of a good assessment with examples of how to collect and integrate relevant information. Lastly, the importance of maintaining a client-centered orientation will be discussed so that MDT’s maintain an awareness of the need to balance the client’s self-determination with the need for protection. Through this webinar, participants will learn how to:

  • Recognize situations where decisional capacity is relevant to elder abuse case management and resolution
  • Identify the factors that should be considered in evaluating an older adults’ decisional capacity
  • Understand the importance of maintaining a client-centered orientation when assessing decisional capacity

 

Check back closer to the event date for more details and a registration link!

 

Date & Time: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
Updated August 11, 2017