Michel Silberfeld

Michel Silberfeld has been a specialist in psychiatry in Ontario since 1976. He worked at The Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care from 1985 to 2002. From 1988 until March 2002, he was the founder and coordinator of the Competency Clinic. He was involved in the implementation of the consent and capacity legislation now current in Ontario. He is a founding member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of more than sixty articles and of several book chapters on capacity published in the fields of medicine, law, and bioethics. He co-authored two books with lawyers: When the Mind Fails (University of Toronto Press, 1994), and Capacity to Marry and the Estate Plan (Canada Law Book, 2010). For his work at the Competency Clinic and his work on capacity issues, he won one of the Sandoz International Prizes in Gerontology. As a co-principal of a published research project on capacity to give an advance directive, he (along with his co-authors) received a prize from the American Geriatrics Society. 

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