Dealing with Vulnerable & Elderly Clients – An update December 2019

Issues relating to capacity, dignity, personal autonomy, 'Best Interests' and the individual’s  personal rights often arise in relation to the law surrounding vulnerable and elderly clients. The question of what is meant by the Best Interests principle is often interpreted differently by care givers, medical practitioners and lawyers.

This one hour lecture discusses some of the complex issues of law which arise when one is dealing with elderly and vulnerable clients.

Topics covered:

  • Statutory framework
  • Rights based approach
  • Best interests principle
  • Wardship
  • AC v Cork University Hospital and others 2019 IESC 73
  • Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act 2015
  • The Mental Health act 2001
  • Powers of Attorney

Teaching methods:  

e-Lecture, PowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

To review current/scheduled booking options, please refer to: 2020 Legal CPD programme

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