Interactive Educational Curriculum on Assessing the Capacity of Older Adults

Rush University Medical Center and the American Bar Association
(ABA) Commission on Law and Aging have released an interactive educational curriculum on assessing
the capacity of older adults, funded by The Retirement Research Foundation. The
course is aimed at physicians but is valuable and useful as well for other
health care clinicians, students, and interested professionals. The curriculum
features six modules: the importance of evaluating patients’ capacities; key
principles and practices; the evaluation process and content; specific
capacities and situation; when to conduct an evaluation yourself and when to
refer; and working with courts in guardianship proceedings. The curriculum also
includes videos, a pocket reference card, a glossary, and a resource list, and
is downloadable. The next session opens May 13, 2013.

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