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Assessment of Capacity in Older Adults - Module 3: Medical Consent, Sexual Consent and Visitation

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Length: 2 hours

Exam Items: 4

This module covers regional and racial/ethnic or cultural issues as related to capacity issues in the following domains: a) medical consent; b) sexual consent; and c) capacity for independent living. Case studies and written reports are used to generate conversation about conflicted families, elder visitation, and mediation/guardianship issues in complex cases.

Presenter: Rebecca S. Allen, PHD, ABPP

Rebecca S. Allen, PhD, ABPP is a Professor of Psychology within the Alabama Research Institute on Aging at The University of Alabama.  She is the Editor for the Americas of Aging and Mental Health. Her research and clinical interests are: 1) interventions to reduce the stress of individuals, family, and professional caregivers within the context of advanced chronic or terminal illness; 2) the cultural dynamics (race/ethnicity; rural/urban; capacity) of healthcare decision making; and 3) clinical training issues, particularly ethics and LGBTQ+ issues. Dr. Allen has co-authored a book on ethics and over 95 journal articles and book chapters on diversity in advance care planning, end-of-life issues including civil capacity, behavioral interventions in long-term care, and mental health among aging prisoners. 

Learning Objective 1
Describe a framework for evaluations relative to guardianship of person/independent living as well as sexual consent.

 

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Supplementary Materials

  • Medical and Sexual Consent and Visitation PowerPoint Slides
  • Brief Capacity Report
  • Assessment of Capacity in Older Adults References