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Elder

Safety vs. Self: Autonomous Range of Risk Analysis

In the nether-land of fading capacity, the burning question becomes whether sufficient capacity occurs to respect one’s self-determination for the issue at hand, even if one’s decision invites what most would consider a high danger. In this article, Sue Fabian examines this ongoing issue from her professional perspective and experience. This article includes Autonomous Range of Risk Analysis sample forms (both for client and health care professional) for use in practice.

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