Diminished Decision SEPT 18 FINAL.wmv
For many individuals, the aging process may be accompanied by a gradual or sudden diminishing of the cognitive and emotional capacity to make autonomous decisions about healthcare, social services, living arrangements, finances, and other important aspects of life. Diminished decision-making capacity raises a variety of complex legal, ethical and social issues. Marshall Kapp, professor at Florida State University, explores societal attitudes about, and approaches to, the challenges of diminished decision-making capacity in older adults. Particular attention will be paid to comparing attitudes and approaches among different countries and asking what American policymakers and practitioners in the field of aging can learn from others’ experiences. PLEASE NOTE: CEUs are no longer available.