Decisions About Health and Personal Care: What does it take to be legally capable?

Sheila Wildeman

Abstract


The ability to make important life decisions -- eg, about health care or entering residential care -- is something many take for granted. But there are various ways that decision-making capacity may be compromised. At our next session, we'll explore how Nova Scotia law determines whether one is capable of making decisions about health and personal care:

* What safeguards should be in place when one's decision-making capacity is assessed?
* What happens if one is deemed "incapable"?
* What would it mean to shift our focus from decision-making capacity to decision-making supports?

Keywords


Wills, Estates and Trusts; Health Law

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