Audio Conference Announcement: Respecting Resident's Independence While Making Capacity Determinations

Scott Jackson CMP in Education

Join us on August 22, 2014 for "Respecting Resident's Independence While Making Capacity Determinations" audio conference from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm presented by Dr. Robert Figlerski, IPC, The Hospitalist Company.

A frequent question faced by staff of skilled nursing facilities is whether a resident has the cognitive ability to make independent decisions about their care and preferences. This question of capacity should always be understood through the lens of our obligation to foster residents’ rights, dignity, and independence. As a result, the question of capacity is always a balancing act between the resident’s well being and their right to exercise free choice and have their preferences respected.

This audio conference will address different types of capacity, common situations which raise the question of capacity in a skilled nursing setting, factors which contribute to determining capacity, and related implications. Participants will gain a better appreciation of when the question of capacity should be raised, ways to establish a workable process for the determination of capacity, family involvement, and implications for care planning.

Brochure and Online Registration

2.0 CEUs for LNHAs and ALAs
Scott Jackson, CMP
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800 ext. 27