Statement to Sunday Times re will making in nursing homes

 

Comment regarding study Will-making in nursing homes: Staff perspectives on testamentary capacity and undue influence 

4th May 2018

Nursing Homes Ireland welcome the recommendation within the study that clear and simple guidelines and education be provided to all nursing home staff, public and private. It is important to note the study states it is not reasonable to expect nursing home staff to be expert in legal issues regarding will-making. It is clear the HSE guidelines in this regard are inadequate and require revision. This is critically important given the national  standards for residential care require nursing home staff to ensure residents are facilitated in making informed decisions. As an organisation, we are committed to working with the HSE and stakeholders with regard to this important issue.

Read the study here

 

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