Guardianship of Adults: Guardian Roles & Responsibilities

Guardianship of Adults: Guardian Roles & Responsibilities - #88

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Guardianship is the court appointment of legal authority over the person and property of another individual, called the ward. Consultation with an attorney or bioethicist is advised for individual patient cases.

Elderly patients in inpatient or outpatient settings with neurocognitive impairment.

List responsibilities and limitations in the guardianship role.

1. List and identify the responsibilities of a guardian.

2. List and identify the limitations of guardianship.

Guardianship of Adults.  Department of Health Services, State of Wisconsin.  Division of Long Term Care.  P-20460 (06/2011). 

This GFF ___ my competence in geriatrics.

Steven Denson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics/Gerontology), Medical College of Wisconsin