Decision-making capacity in an age of control

Flegel, Kenneth M.; MacDonald, Noni
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/15/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 2, p127
Academic Journal
The article reflects on the importance of decision-making capacity on dealing the medical treatments among adult patients. According to the authors, the decision-making capacity be determined more precisely in which health professionals should be mindful that it is not predicated upon the patient's age or type of disease. The capacity for making a decision should be more specific and be reassessed oftentimes. Meanwhile, the article also mentions the ways on how to ensure more targeted capacity assessments would be and to expand the number of categories considered for evaluation.


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