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Advising the Older Client

LexisNexis® Butterworths Advising the Older Client is the first comprehensive, critical examination of Elder Law in Canada, offering invaluable insight and practice tips on managing the challenges of practising Elder Law.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433430308

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Seniors are one of the fastest growing groups in Canadian society. Currently about 13% of Canadians are aged 65 and over. By 2041, this age group will make up an estimated 23% of the population. This dramatic increase has resulted in a host of legal issues related to aging. Equally important are the interconnected social, economic, and health needs of older persons and their families.

LexisNexis® Butterworths Advising the Older Client is the first comprehensive, critical examination of Elder Law in Canada. A national pioneer in developing Canadian Elder Law, General Editor Ann Soden has assembled a first-rate team of contributors from across Canada. Their diverse backgrounds and practice areas - ranging from law, healthcare, and social work to academia, government, and private practice - give a truly national, multidisciplinary perspective on this quickly developing field.

Advising the Older Client offers invaluable insight and practice tips on managing the challenges of practising Elder Law, including:

Ethical Challenges

  • Strategies for representing the client with diminished capacity
  • Identifying the client and avoiding conflicts of interest in dealing with family, caregivers and substitute decision-makers
  • Safeguarding autonomy and self-determination
  • Maintaining high standards of professionalism and service

Importance of Preventive and Advance Planning

  • Educating clients on the value of life planning beyond estate management
  • Assisting clients with creating substitute decision-making documents
  • Identifying the principal issues concerning the older person's particular concerns regarding treatment and other healthcare decisions

Multidisciplinary Approaches

  • Understanding the interrelated roles of legal and non-legal professionals
  • Preserving clients' confidentiality when interacting with other practitioners
  • Building community connections to support vulnerable clients

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Table of contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: Ethical Issues and Dilemmas in an Elder Law Practice
Chapter 2: General Planning for the Older Client: A Case Management and Multidisciplinary Approach
Chapter 3: Guardianship of the Person and the Estate
Chapter 4: Enduring Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives
Chapter 5: Capacity, Consent and Health Care Decision-Making
Chapter 6: The Abuse and Neglect of Older Canadians: Key Legal and Related Issues
Chapter 7: Discrimination
Chapter 8: Assisted Living
Chapter 9: Equity and the Older Adult: The Doctrines of Undue Influence and Unconscionability
Chapter 10: Family Law for the Older Canadian