BIBLIOGRAPHY

Brisk WJ, Klosko C. Terminating Treatment for Incompetent Persons: The Need for Objective Standards. NAELA Journal 2006;6(1):181202.

Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Statewide Public Guardianship Office. How to minimize the coming Guardianship wave in Florida. Tallahassee: SPGO, 2008.

Florida Guardianship Law and Information Updating Committee. Florida Guardianship Law and Information. Seminole County: Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, 2007.

French GS. Practical Answers to Ethical Questions Arising in Elder Law. NAELA Journal 2006;2(1):41-43.

Golbert CP. Health Care Surrogate Decision Making and Bioethics: Case Studies from the Files of the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian. NAELA Journal 2006;6(2):155-179.

Golbert CP. Justice for Children, Adults with Disabilities and the Elderly: Reflections from 15 Years as an Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian of Cook County, Illinois. DePaul Journal for Social Justice 2007;1(1):51-82.

Hardy JD. Who is Guarding the Guardians? A Localized Call for Improved Guardianship Systems and Monitoring. NAELA Journal 2008;4(1):1-33. [National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys]

Karp N, Wood EF. Guarding the Guardians: Promising Practices for Court Monitoring, research report, AARP 2007.
 
Zimring SF. Ethical Issuesin Representing Seniors, Persons with
Disabilities and Their Families. NAELA Journal 2008;4(2):125-151. [National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys]

Community-State Partnerships to Improve End-of-Life Care, a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported project, issued a periodical, State Initiatives in End-Of-Life Care, the March 2002 issue of which featured a number of articles on guardianship.


OTHER RESOURCES

AARP

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

http://www.abanet.org/aging/guardianship.html

Includes a guardianship state legislative update and summary and the document “Health Care Decision-Making Authority: Health Care Agents vs. Court Appointed Guardians.”

California Law Revision Commission
Recommendation: Health Care Decisions for Adults Without Decisionmaking Capacity.

http://www.clrc.ca.gov/pub/Printed-Reports/Pub201-HCDL.pdf

Important policy document leading to changes in California law.

Ethics and Elder Law

http://courseweb.stthomas.edu/tscollett/docs/Ethics%20and%20Elder%20Law%20bib2.htm

Site maintained by a Minneapolis law professor provides extensive bibliographies.

Florida Courts, 17thJudicial Circuit, Broward County

http://www.17th.flcourts.org/probate_division.html

Offers a handbook for guardians and access to local guardianship procedures and forms.

The Florida Senate

http://www.flsenate.gov/statutes/

This site provides access to all Florida Statutes. Those of particularly relevance to guardianship and surrogate decision making are Chapter 744 and Chapter 765.

Florida State Guardianship Association

http://www.floridaguardians.com/

Contains information concerning the nature and various types of guardianships. Membership applications and a schedule of conferences and events are also available.

Illinois Office of State Guardian

gac.state.il.us/osg/osgsp.html

Provides an intake telephone number where information can be obtained concerning many aspects of guardianship, including one module titled “Ethics and guardianship: how do I know how and when to do the right thing?”

Los Angeles Times series on guardianship

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-conservators-series,0,7048390.special

Analyses of more than 2,400 cases handled by California's professional conservators since 1997, with extensive interview.

National Guardianship Association

http://www.guardianship.org/

The National Guardianship Association is a national organization for guardians that provides a wide range of resources. This site includes access to “a model code of ethics for guardians” and a “Standards of Practice” document.

National Center for Ethics in Health Care

http://www.ethics.va.gov/

This Veterans Health Administration site gives policy guidance on the question whether, under HIPAA, clinicians may disclose health information to surrogates. (Answer: Yes, they may.)

University of Miami Ethics Programs

http://www.miami.edu/ethics/index.html

Includes resources dealing with various ethical issues in health care and business, including an ethics and geriatrics curriculum, a timeline and other material on the Terri Schiavo case and an extensive privacy, data protection and HIPAA resource.