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Capacity - a practical perspective

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Mark Dobson 2016 Dr Anthony Duncan 2016
Mark Dobson
Wadham Partners
Palmerston North
Dr Anthony Duncan
National Adviser ID (CCR) Act
Capital Coast District Health Board

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Authors: Mark Dobson, Dr Anthony Duncan
Published: 31 May 2016
Pages: 47


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Content outline

  • Capacity – a practitioners perspective
    • General principles
    • Capacity
    • Avoiding litigation
    • The law of testamentary capacity
    • Interviewing the client
    • Undue influence
    • Medical assessment of the client
  • A clinical perspective on capacity assessment in the elderly
    • What is capacity?
    • An example where the results of cognitive testing and brain imaging could be critical to deciding a person’s financial competence
    • Working with medical practitioners on capacity matters
    • A clinical take on some intersections between dementia and the law
    • The impact of dementia on decision-making
    • A confabulating client
    • A welfare guardian has been appointed or a personal care and welfare enduring power of attorney has been “activated”
    • Determining best interests /benefit
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