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Substitute Decision Making – Legal and Ethical Considerations

  • Michigan Law Education Service Center 17436 College Parkway Livonia, MI, 48152 United States (map)

Course Description:

According to the NASW Code of Ethics professional ethical responsibilities towards clients include balancing a client’s rights to self-determination with advocating for and safeguarding Clients who lack capacity to make informed decisions. Sometimes, it is not clear cut whether a social worker should advocate for probate court Guardianship or trust the client's needs will be met by appointing an agent by a power of attorney. This course will help Social workers understand advantages and disadvantages of both types of legal actions, as well as clarifying related legal and ethical issues encountered by social workers in their daily work.

Michigan Elder Law Education Service

Contact Information:
James Schuster