Changes in Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: Assessment and Intervention

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Sara Honn Qualls, Michael A. Smyer
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 8, 2008 - Psychology - 368 pages
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Part of the Wiley Series in Clinical Geropsychology, Changes in Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: Assessment and Intervention helps to familiarize you with the legal and social contexts for decision making in potentially impaired individuals. Editors Sara Qualls and Michael Smyer have brought together a notable team of international contributors to provide you with a unique framework of the legal, social, and psychological approaches to assessing the ability of older adults to make decisions.

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Assessment and Intervention Part I Aging Effects on DecisionMaking Capacity
Assessment and Intervention Part II Social and Legal Contexts of Capacity Decisions
Assessment and Intervention Part III Clinical Evaluation and Intervention
Assessment and Intervention Epilogue
Assessment and Intervention Author Index
Assessment and Intervention Subject Index

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SARA H. QUALLS, PHD, is a clinical psychology faculty member at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has twenty years of academic, clinical, and continuing education training experience. She developed the first geropsychology doctoral program that integrates a geriatric mental health curriculum with clinical training and research training, and is the cochair of the Adult Development and Aging Division of the American Psychological Association.

MICHAEL A. SMYER, PHD, is the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston College and directs their Center on Aging and Work. He conducts research on mental health and aging, particularly the design, implementation, and evaluation of health-related interventions for older adults.

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