Archive for the ‘Family Conflict’ Category

Consent for Treatment and Conflicts between Substitute Decision Makers: Options for Resolution

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

As per the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA), and equally applicable to the Mental Health Act (MHA), capacity to consent to treatment is defined as: A person is capable with respect to a treatment if the person is able to understand the information that is relevant to making a decision about the ...

When the Best of Intentions becomes Financial Abuse

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Financial elder abuse is not a new topic, however sometimes I wonder how does it start? Lawyer, Heather Hogan  recently blogged about this topic in response to a New York Times article “Financial Abuse of the Elderly: Sometimes Unnoticed, Always Predatory”. In my day to day work, it is our older seniors ...