MAGiC 2010 Annual Fall Conference

The Annual MAGiC (Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship) Fall conference is rapidly approaching (November 4, 2010). Information and registration details on the MAGiC website. This year’s theme is “Navigating Sensitive Issues with Competence and Compassion”.

Presentations Include:

The Problem of Medical Futility

Phebe Saunders Haugen, Professor, William Mitchell College of Law

The problem of medical futility complicates decision-making for families and other surrogates. This session will consider the important legal and ethical aspects of such dilemmas.

Animal Hoarding and Techniques for Working with Hoarders

Keith Streff, Investigator, Animal Humane Society

Explore characteristics, motivations and strategies for interventions with animal hoarders, which have broader application for other hoarders, from experienced investigator who walks the lines between empathy and enforcement.

To Lie or Not to Lie: The Ethical Dilemma of Whether to Employ White Lies and Therapeutic Fibs in Working with Clients who have Cognitive Impairment

Anita Raymond, LISW, Volunteers of America of MN;

Mary McGurran, LSW, NCG, Volunteers of America of MN

Is it ever permissible to lie when working with clients with dementia and other cognitive impairments? This session reviews the statutory requirements for professionals, defines ethical principles and identifies ethical conflicts to provide practical techniques to use in working with clients.
The Prudent Investor Rule

Brian Kompelien, ChFC, Ensemble Planning, LLC

Understand the principles of this fiduciary standard and its application in investment decisions and asset management.
Protecting the Vulnerables: A Practical Approach to Identifying and Addressing Issues of Capacity and Undue Influence

Luther Amundson, Attorney, Maser & Amundson, P.A.

Learn the legal standard for capacity, diminished capacity and undue influence and how to recognize when interventions and legal remedies are indicated.
Check back here for detailed blog posts about these topics after the conference!