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Legal Issues Geriatric Psychiatrists Should Understand 

Legal Issues Geriatric Psychiatrists Should Understand
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Legal Issues Geriatric Psychiatrists Should Understand
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Robert M. Wettstein

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199765782.003.0003
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date: 04 December 2020

Chapter 3 focuses on practical aspects of clinical-legal issues for which a geo-psychiatrist may be asked to render a professional opinion, and is divided into five sections, including Clinical and Legal Competence to Consent to Treatment; Advance Directives for Medical and Psychiatric Treatment; Financial Capacity, Testamentary Capacity, and Undue Influence; Capacity for Independent Living; and Competence to Drive Safely.

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