Competence Assessment in Dementia

  • Gabriela Stoppe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

  3. EDCON-Consensus; Assessment of Competence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Pasquale Calabrese
      Pages 13-24
    3. Matthias Brand, Hans J. Markowitsch
      Pages 25-34
    4. Maria E. Soto, Bruno Vellas
      Pages 35-40
    5. Conor O’Luanaigh, Brian Lawlor
      Pages 41-50
    6. Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis, Katerina Despos
      Pages 71-75
    7. Anco vd Vorm, Marcel C M Olde Rikkert
      Pages 85-91
    8. Johannes Wancata, Josef Marksteiner
      Pages 103-105
    9. Dorthe Vennemose Buss, Gunhild Waldemar
      Pages 107-108
    10. Marie Bouyssy, Emilie Legay, Vincent Camus
      Pages 113-115
    11. Magda Tsolaki, Eleni Tsantali
      Pages 121-124
    12. Mairead Bartley, Desmond O’Neill
      Pages 125-127

About this book

Introduction

1 Dementia and related disorders affect the suffer- minimal standards of care for people with dementia , ers’ ability to perform activities of daily living and the improvement of access to diagnosis and treat- 2 3 to make appropriate decisions about various issues ment , ethical issues related to research in dementia , relevant to their life. While there is no disagreement the problems related to severe dementia, stigma and about these facts there is little clarity and even less social exclusion of people with dementia, assessment consensus about the ways in which competence to of outcome of treatment of dementia and the asse- make decisions should be assessed in daily practice ment of competence of people with dementia. The – nor is there agreement about the levels of compe- work to develop consensus on the latter subject lead, tence at which it is in the best interest of the people inter alia to the production of this volume. with dementia to have a guardian and receive legal In its work the EDCON Steering committee - protection against abuse and other mistreatment. lects areas on which it will concentrate and desig- In daily clinical practice there is a large heterogene- nates a coordinator for the work on each of those.

Keywords

Psychiatry assessment autonomy brain dementia

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriela Stoppe
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitäre Psychiatrische KlinikenBaselSchweiz

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-72369-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-72368-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-72369-2
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