ERIC Number: EJ590802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Ethical Considerations in Assessing the Competency of Older Adults: A Provision of Informed Consent.
Orel, Nancy A.
Journal of Mental Health Counseling, v20 n3 p189-201 Jul 1998
Obtaining informed consent for older adults can be problematic if there is a question of the person's competency. This article discusses the current literature and research concerning competency as it relates to an elderly person's ability to provide informed consent. Criteria and instruments that are utilized to determine competency are described. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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