Substitute decision making and older people

Setterlund, D. S., Tilse, C. F. and Wilson, J. E. (1999) Substitute decision making and older people. Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 139: 2-6.

Author Setterlund, D. S.
Tilse, C. F.
Wilson, J. E.
Title Substitute decision making and older people
Journal name Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
ISSN 0817-8542
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 139
Start page 2
End page 6
Total pages 5
Editor Dr Adam Graycar
A.I.C. Canberra
Place of publication Canberra
Publisher Australian Institute of Criminology
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
370204 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
750399 Community services not elsewhere classified
Abstract The potential for financial abuse of older people by those holding an Enduring Power of Attorney is examined. The paper is based on a study of older people's knowledge of the substitute decision making process and experiences of abuse. While most respondents report that the processes involving Enduring Power of Attorneys are satisfactory, they express concern about trust, accountability, and amount of control. The authors identify current issues and lay out an agenda for further work to help shape policies that will protect older citizens.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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