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Older Clients with Questionable Legal Competence

Title: Older Clients with Questionable Legal Competence: Elder Law Practitioners and Treating Physicians.
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Name(s): Kapp, Marshall B., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Issues frequently arise in Elder Law practice concerning the cognitive and emotional ability of an older individual to make legally significant decisions. The physicians who have treated the person whose competence is being called into question, and/or the medical records generated by the treating physicians, often are sought by attorneys as sources of factual evidence regarding the patient's symptoms and behaviors, clinical diagnoses, and treatments offered and dispensed. The attorney/physician interaction in this arena may be less than ideal. This essay examines some of the reasons for such interprofessional friction and makes suggestions for productively addressing the tension in a manner likely to benefit the allegedly incompetent person.
Identifier: FSU_migr_medlawcenter_publications-0005 (IID)
Keywords: elderly, legal decisions, legal competence, dementia, depression, delirium
Citation: Kapp, MB. (2010). Older clients with questionable legal competence: Elder law practitioners and treating physicians. FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 456.
Subject(s): Older people -- Legal status, laws, etc
Professional ethics
Medical laws and legislation
Law
Legal services
Medical sciences
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_medlawcenter_publications-0005
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Medicine & Law Publications.
Is Part of Series: FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 456.

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Kapp, M. B. (2010). Older Clients with Questionable Legal Competence: Elder Law Practitioners and Treating Physicians. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_medlawcenter_publications-0005