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(p. 115) Ethics 

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(p. 115) Ethics
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Michele J. Karel

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195385670.003.0009
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date: 26 November 2020

Chapter 9 has three broad aims. Firstly it provides a detailed review of the foundational competencies for ethical geropsychology practice, including the fundamental tension between the values of respecting the autonomy versus protecting the safety of an older adult; the concept of decision-making capacity; the challenges of surrogate decision making; and legal, clinical, and social tools central to working with vulnerable older adults. It then covers specific ethical issues that can arise in psychological assessment, intervention, consultation, and research with older adults or care systems are identified, followed by a model for ethical decision making in geriatric care.

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