Beyond Capacity: Assessing Challenging Cases

One of the challenging areas in clinical practice today is wanting to honor patient wishes but not being clear on the competency or capacity level a patient with dementia or behavioral health issues. In this episode we explore different challenging situations that ask: a) What is the best assessment of capacity? b) What level of risk should be supported? c) How might health care professionals approach these situations at a deeper human level? Our guests, who are national experts in this area and will offer insight and practical consideration and approaches to the questions list above and others.

Our guests in this episode include:

  • Sherri Boggs, Quality, Patient Safety & Education Manager, Our Lady of Peace Hospital
  • Dr. Stephen Post, international speaker, best selling author and the Director for the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University
  • Dr. Paul S. Appelbaum, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
  • Dr. Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
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