Many professionals face the thorny issue of suspecting that their clients have compromised capacity. This may have significant impact upon the decisions clients make and whether their preferences are honoured. In response, this webinar explains the significance of capacity in the legal and financial setting.
Designed for practitioners across their careers, this webinar details where New Zealand law refers to capacity, the gaps in legislation and efforts for legal reform. Also, the distinction will be explained between a routine capacity assessment by a lawyer or accountant versus an assessment by a clinician.
Using a case study, the process of conducting an assessment will be illuminated.
Tips for best practice will include raising the sensitive issue of a medical assessment with clients.
Although the information will be relevant to clients with diverse conditions and ages, the case study will involve a person with dementia.
3 May 2018
Lawyers, barristers, accountants, professional support staff.
Professor Kate Diesfeld, Professor of Law at Auckland University of Technology.
Dr Mark Fisher, Service Clinical Director for Liaison Psychiatry and Mental Health Service for Older People at Auckland District Health Board.
1.25 CPD Hours