Supported Decision-Making for Older Adults: What it is and why it matters to Pennsylvanians

Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC), Seminar Room 513 EW
March 5, 2020 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
David M. Levy Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Education
Syracuse University

Supported decision-making is a model of decision making in which an adult with diminished capacity enters into an agreement with a closely trusted person or persons to support him or her in exercising self-determination. Nationally, there is growing recognition that supported decision-making is a viable—and indeed a clinically, legally, and ethically preferable—alternative to guardianship.

Now, there is growing interest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in supported decision-making for older adults with cognitive impairment. How can this work in practice? e overarching purpose of this conference is to gain diverse perspectives on how to implement supported decision making in Pennsylvania.

Lectures and Panel
11:30 - 3:45 PM
(Keynote Lecture with Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 PM)

Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC)
Seminar Room 516 EW
3400 Civic Center Blvd., Phila., PA 19104
University of Pennsylvania

Networking Reception
3:45 - 5:00 PM
JMEC Lobby area, 1st Floor

Speakers & Panelists:

Nina Kohn, JD
Emily Largent, JD, PhD, RN
Hon. Lois Murphy
Karen Buck, JD
Jason Karlawish, MD
Charlie Sabatino, JD
and more!

Lunch will be provided.

Register online.