WRITER: TRISH BONICA
CONTACT: BECKY SOGLIN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-6660; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Sept. 4, 2002
UI Center on Aging to host Web seminars on older adults and decision making
The University of Iowa Center on Aging, in partnership with the UI Roy J.
and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Program in Biomedical Ethics and
Medical Humanities and UI Family Services Office, will host two Web-enhanced
training seminars from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 and Wednesday,
Sept. 25 in Room S401 in the Pappajohn Business Administration Building on
the UI campus.
The two-part seminar series, "Legal and Ethical Aspects of Decision
Making by and for Older Adults," was developed by the American Society
on Aging (ASA). Marshall Kapp, J.D., professor of community health and director
of the Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Wright State University
School, Dayton, Ohio, will lead both sessions.
The seminars will explore the ethical and legal issues involved in healthcare
and personal and financial decision making by and for older persons. Special
attention will be devoted to ethical principles and legal requirements related
to assessing decisional capacity, assuring valid consent and relying on substitute
decision making for incapacitated persons. Guardianship will be examined as
one mechanism of substitute decision making.
The seminars are free; however, there is an $8 fee per session payable to
ASA for professionals interested in continuing education credits (CEUs). Credit
is granted for an hour-for-hour basis. A CEU registration and evaluation packet
can be downloaded from the ASA Web site at www.asaging.org/webseminars/cec.cfm.
The Pappajohn Business Administration Building is located east of the Iowa
River on Clinton Street between Jefferson and Market Streets. A parking ramp
is accessible from Clinton Street between Jefferson and Market Streets.
To sign up for the seminars or for more information, contact Trish Bonica,
UI Center on Aging, at (319) 335-7731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.