An assessment protocol for determining decision making capacity

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Zuscak, Simon J. and Coyle, Ian R.. 2014. "An assessment protocol for determining decision making capacity." 1st Annual International Capacity Conference: Capacity, Ethics and the Prevention of Abuse. Hong Kong, China 20 Sep 2014
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An assessment protocol for determining decision making capacity

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsZuscak, Simon J. (Author) and Coyle, Ian R. (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 1st Annual International Capacity Conference
Year2014
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://capacityaustralia.org.au/1st-annual-international-capacity-conference-a-huge-success/
Conference/Event1st Annual International Capacity Conference: Capacity, Ethics and the Prevention of Abuse
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1st Annual International Capacity Conference: Capacity, Ethics and the Prevention of Abuse
Event Date
20 Sep 2014
Event Location
Hong Kong, China
Abstract

There is a bourgeoning elderly population, an increase in District Court estate disputes, and an identified need to refer at risk clients for formal assessment. However, there is limited research into effective and efficient assessment protocols vis-à-vis testamentary capacity and capacity to appoint an enduring power of attorney. Statistical limitations of neuropsychological tests are often overlooked. The current study reviews the interaction of legal principles and the scientic method in common law jurisdictions. Preliminary findings from expert opinions are presented. Participants are 13 general practitioners, seven lawyers and seven psychologists. Data was collected through a nominal group technique (focus group). Investigation of qualitative results indicated similarities and differences in approach adopted by the differing disciplines. The next phase of this research is to test-run an assessment protocol informed from the current findings.

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440903. Social program evaluation
520402. Decision making
529999. Other psychology not elsewhere classified
520599. Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School of Psychology, Counselling and Community
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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