Problems Associated with Public Guardianship with Dr. Pamela Teaster

Public Guardianship is made for an incapacitated person who have no willing or qualified family members or friends and who do not have adequate income or assets for the compensation of a private guardian. Dr. Pamela Teaster gives some helpful insights on the problems associated with public guardianship in this episode. Meet Pamela Teaster Pamela Teaster is a professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology. Teaster has a long history of serving the public interest in ensuring that older Americans receive protection from exploitation and abuse by those in positions of power or trust. Her ongoing research focuses on the mistreatment of elders and vulnerable adults, public and private guardianship, end-of-life issues and decision-making, ethical treatment and human rights issues of vulnerable adults, and public affairs and policy. She is the coauthor or coeditor of four books and more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles, reports, and book chapters. In addition to her scholarship, Teaster is on the editorial board of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. She is a fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. She is[…..]