New Research Report on Policies and Practices of Financial Institutions around Substitute Decision Making

THE NHMRC PARTNERSHIP CENTRE ON DEALING WITH COGNITIVE AND RELATED FUNCTIONAL DECLINE IN OLDER PEOPLE (CDPC)

The NHMRC Partnership Centre on dealing with cognitive and related functional decline in older people, has recently published a report on the policies and practices of Financial Institutions around substitute Decision Making. Capacity Australia’s Researcher, Sangita Bhatia has been one of the key Researcher on this project.

A person’s right to make decisions is fundamental to their independence and dignity. If older people lose mental capacity, personal health and financial decisions will need to be made for them, in other words a substitute decision maker may need to be appointed. It is crucial therefore that older people have access to adequate and appropriate substitute decision making tools. To read full report please click on the link http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/cdpc/documents/about/final-report-policies-practices-of-financial-institutions.pdf