Capacity Assessment and Aphasia: Challenges in Meeting the Needs of Diverse Stakeholders

Carling-Rowland, Alexandra (2010) Capacity Assessment and Aphasia: Challenges in Meeting the Needs of Diverse Stakeholders. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Every competent person has the legal right to consent to proposed medical treatment, rehabilitation and discharge destination. The current capacity evaluation process is not accessible to individuals with aphasia giving rise to a grave ethical dilemma. The Communication Aid to Capacity Evaluation (CACE) has been developed and is undergoing a Randomized Controlled Trial at five hospital sites. The challenge was to take a legal process and make it linguistically and communicatively accessible. The development of CACE involved meeting the demands of diverse stakeholders; lawyers, social workers, ethicists, speech language pathologists, people with aphasia, and creating a coherent capacity evaluation tool.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Additional Information: USED WITH PERMISSION.
Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2113

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