Clinical ethics issues in geriatric psychiatry.

  title={Clinical ethics issues in geriatric psychiatry.},
  author={Art Walaszek},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={32 2},
Psychiatrists face a number of ethical challenges when caring for older adults and their families. Of paramount importance is ensuring that older adults have the capacity to make decisions about their medical care and their overall welfare. Psychiatrists must remain alert for the possibility of incapacity, which, if suspected, should prompt a thorough evaluation of decisional capacities. There is a robust literature guiding clinicians conducting such evaluations. Geriatric care focuses on… CONTINUE READING
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