Competence Assessment in Dementia

Competence Assessment in Dementia

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The increasing proportion of demented elderly in populations, debates over patienta€™s rights and autonomy, and the growing body of knowledge on dementia has inspired the European Dementia Consensus Network to regard competence assessment in dementia as an important topic of debate. This book contains a summarised consensus as well as chapters on state-of-art neuropsychological functions and how they relate to competence, and chapters discussing ethical, legal perspectives.In cases involving someone who is expected to lose capacity over a period of time, as in dementia, the patients can confer ... In particular, the assessment of capacity is not defined in either the Irish biomedical literature or the guidelines of theanbsp;...

Title:Competence Assessment in Dementia
Author:European Dementia Consensus Network
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-12-29


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