Concepts in Capacity: an Introduction

Our lives unfold based on decisions made collaboratively or individually with variable sensitivity to the benefits and risks of the things we choose to do (or not do). The way we understand and respond to risk and benefit is often referred to as “capacity” or “competency,” but what principles or presumptions underlie those ideas? Join us to talk about what it means to “have capacity.” We’ll explore the basics of legal capacity, informed consent and decision-making in this introductory discussion. Please feel free to bring your questions, or submit them ahead of time!  (1 CEU offered)

Date

May 13, 2021

Address

Online

COST

Free

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Our lives unfold based on decisions made collaboratively or individually with variable sensitivity to the benefits and risks of the things we choose to do (or not do). The way we understand and respond to risk and benefit is often referred to as “capacity” or “competency,” but what principles or presumptions underlie those ideas? Join us to talk about what it means to “have capacity.” We’ll explore the basics of legal capacity, informed consent and decision-making in this introductory discussion. Please feel free to bring your questions, or submit them ahead of time! (1 CEU offered)