Title

Elder Care Mediation: What Will Create The Tipping Point For Elders To Utilize Mediation As A Conflict Resolution Alternative

Date of Award

11-25-2012

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Leadership and Organizations

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Department

Leadership & Organizations

Advisor

Patricia Greer

Keywords

Elder care mediation

Abstract

This paper provides suggestions and makes recommendations for mediators in the field of elder care to help create a tipping point in the use of mediation in place of litigation to resolve conflicts, honing in specifically on elder care conflicts. The paper identifies what mediation is, current use of mediation, mediation programs, and the benefits of mediation in relation to litigants cost, satisfaction, disposition time, court time and monies saved within the courts. The paper also identifies barriers that exist in the field of mediation and the hurdles that need to be overcome to create a tipping point in the use of mediation by the United States aging population; and, provides suggestions for future research .

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