The Reality of Guardianship

Concurrent Session

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2024
Time: 11:25 AM to 12:25 PM


This session will explore what guardianship is, when guardianship is appropriate and explore the role of a guardian. A case study will be utilized to demonstrate the guardianship process and proceeding. Ethical concerns will be addressed related to working with families when a guardian is in place. Ethical dilemmas will be discussed related to end of care when the client no longer has capacity and conflict arises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define guardianship and describe differences in type of guardian appointed

  • Understand the ethical concerns inherent in a guardianship experience

  • Identify the challenges that can exist between a guardian and family members