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The Resource When the mind fails : a guide to dealing with incompetency, Michel Silberfeld, Arthur Fish

When the mind fails : a guide to dealing with incompetency, Michel Silberfeld, Arthur Fish

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When the mind fails : a guide to dealing with incompetency
Title
When the mind fails
Title remainder
a guide to dealing with incompetency
Statement of responsibility
Michel Silberfeld, Arthur Fish
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Incompetency is loss of the ability to make, and act on, your own decisions and with the aging of North America's population, it is increasingly widespread. It can happen to anyone and many people want to plan for its possibility in order to ensure their own care and protection. Incompetency can cause great, but often avoidable, suffering and emotional anguish to those afflicted by it, as well as the relatives and friends who care for them. People in health care, financial services, and law must deal with clients whose competency in some, or all, matters can be questioned. Addressing the needs of incompetent people, or planning for its possibility, requires knowledge about what incompetency is, how to recognize and react to it, and what kinds of professional advice to seek. This book is a practical, focused guide to thinking about incompetency, as useful to the layman as to those who perform, or refer clients to, competency assessments. Addressing the needs of incompetent people, or planning for its possibility, requires knowledge about what incompetency is, how to recognize and react to it, and what kinds of professional advice to seek. This book is a practical, focused guide to thinking about incompetency, as useful to the layman as to those who perform, or refer clients to, competency assessments. Michel Silberfeld, a doctor, and Arthur Fish, a lawyer, draw on their experience at a competency clinic, citing fictional but realistic case studies and offering many concrete examples. The clinic is multidisciplinary and founded on the principle that competency is not simply a medical or legal concept, but rather a complex phenomenon that has medical, social, legal, and ethical dimensions. Silberfeld and Fish follow the same principle in the advice they offer. There are fundamental problems associated with incompetency and many similarities among the laws and social policies that apply to incompetent people in North America. This book is not a substitute for qualified professional help but it is a practical guide to thinking about incompetency, based on the premise that the best source of personal empowerment is knowledge and understanding
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MT4IT
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Silberfeld, Michel
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fish, Arthur
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  • Mentally ill
  • Mentally ill older people
  • Malades mentaux
  • Santé mentale
  • Personnes âgées malades mentales
  • MEDICAL
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • MEDICAL
  • Mentally ill
  • Mentally ill older people
  • Mental Competency
  • Informed Consent
  • Long-Term Care
  • Custodial Care
  • Legal Guardians
Label
When the mind fails : a guide to dealing with incompetency, Michel Silberfeld, Arthur Fish
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""1 What is incompetency?""; ""Choosing one's residence""; ""Making a will""; ""Financial decisions""; ""Health-care decisions""; ""Powers of attorney""; ""Instructing a lawyer""; ""2 Incompetency as a human problem""; ""Dealing with incompetent people""; ""Why care? ""; ""Basic concepts""; ""3 Assessing competency""; ""Ability to make a choice""; ""Task-specific competency""; ""Assessing the whole individual""; ""Caution in challenging competence""; ""Medical treatment and assessment""; ""4 Informal competency assessment""; ""Questions to ask""
  • ""Assessing risk""""Summary""; ""Three informal assessments""; ""An outline of informal competency assessment""; ""5 Formal competency assessment""; ""Basic concepts""; ""The formal assessment process""; ""Fairness""; ""Three competency assessments""; ""Common errors in competency assessment""; ""6 Guardianship and other imposed care""; ""Guardianship""; ""Alternatives to guardianship""; ""An example of guardianship""; ""Summary""; ""7 Planning for incompetency""; ""Planning for financial incompetency""; ""Wills""; ""Powers of attorney""; ""Advance directives: living wills""
  • ""General concerns in planning for substitute decision making""""Assessing competency to perform legal acts: three examples""; ""Guidelines for designing plans for substitute decision making""; ""Conclusion""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
ocn288107130
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612056376
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt52v9s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)288107130
Label
When the mind fails : a guide to dealing with incompetency, Michel Silberfeld, Arthur Fish
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""1 What is incompetency?""; ""Choosing one's residence""; ""Making a will""; ""Financial decisions""; ""Health-care decisions""; ""Powers of attorney""; ""Instructing a lawyer""; ""2 Incompetency as a human problem""; ""Dealing with incompetent people""; ""Why care? ""; ""Basic concepts""; ""3 Assessing competency""; ""Ability to make a choice""; ""Task-specific competency""; ""Assessing the whole individual""; ""Caution in challenging competence""; ""Medical treatment and assessment""; ""4 Informal competency assessment""; ""Questions to ask""
  • ""Assessing risk""""Summary""; ""Three informal assessments""; ""An outline of informal competency assessment""; ""5 Formal competency assessment""; ""Basic concepts""; ""The formal assessment process""; ""Fairness""; ""Three competency assessments""; ""Common errors in competency assessment""; ""6 Guardianship and other imposed care""; ""Guardianship""; ""Alternatives to guardianship""; ""An example of guardianship""; ""Summary""; ""7 Planning for incompetency""; ""Planning for financial incompetency""; ""Wills""; ""Powers of attorney""; ""Advance directives: living wills""
  • ""General concerns in planning for substitute decision making""""Assessing competency to perform legal acts: three examples""; ""Guidelines for designing plans for substitute decision making""; ""Conclusion""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
ocn288107130
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612056376
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt52v9s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)288107130

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