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”.
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
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!