Guiding Principles

Communication is the Foundation for exercising Legal Capacity

Communication in Decision-Making 

  • Communication is a two-way process in which information is given and received between two or more people.
  • Involves understanding information, retaining information long enough to make a decision, identifying options, weighing up consequences, problem solving, and expressing opinions, questions, concerns, preferences and decisions. 
  • Messages can be conveyed using multiple communication methods.
  • Messages can be communicated independently or with with assistance. 
  • Communication assistance is authentic when the message is generated, directed or approved by the communicator.  

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