Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
This GeriPod broadcast is the fifth episode in a six-part series on Mental Health and Aging. This podcast focuses on assessing medical decision making capacity in older adults. The terms capacity versus competence are discussed as well as some key elements to consider when assessing an older adult’s medical decision making capability.
- Describe the meaning of capacity assessment and its key elements in medical decision making.
- Describe approaches to capacity assessment and risk identification.
- Explain the implications for a diagnosis of dementia on assessing capacity.
- Apply knowledge of capacity assessment using practical patient case examples.
This podcast can also be accessed at http:/njisa.umdnj.edu/. Click on the listen to podcast link on the NJISA homepage, complete the survey and choose number 5 podcast in the series of 6.
This product has been reviewed by an education workgroup committee of 6 UMDNJ faculty-Geriatricians and Geriatric Psychiatrists.