This comprehensive resource includes snapshots of the law in each of the thirteen provinces and territories,a comparative table that allows for quick reference, a set of guiding principles for working with vulnerable adults, and sections that discuss mandatory reporting of abuseYou can also read A Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada in French here.
and neglect, rules around confidentiality of personal and health information, and the relationship between mental capacity and elder abuse. The guide also contains a lengthy list of resource agencies.
“Circumstances of abuse, neglect and risk present practitioners from every discipline with ethical dilemmas and challenging questions about how to respond pppropriately in order to protect clients without over-stepping oundaries,” says Staff Lawyer Krista James. “Elder abuse is a complex area of practice that involves many areas of law and rules that vary depending on the province in which you are practicing. It is hard for even a specialist to appreciate their obligations. This tool is a practical resource that will help lawyers, social workers and health professionals to enhance their practice in this area.”
Sunday, January 23, 2011
A Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada
The Canadian Centre for for Elder Law has published A Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada. The content and purpose of the guide is summarized in the Canadian Centre for Elder Law's media release as follows: