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Decision‐making capacity assessment for confused patients in a regional hospital: A before and after study
Australian Journal of Rural Health (2020)
  • Shibu John
  • David Schmidt
  • Joanne Rowley, Southern Cross University
Abstract
Clinicians are challenged to decide when and how to conduct decision‐making capacity assessment and guardianship applications for confused hospitalised older patients. This study aimed to understand the characteristics of confused hospitalised older patients who require decision‐making capacity assessment and guardianship applications and to determine the impact of a locally introduced capacity testing procedure on the conduct of decision‐making capacity assessment and guardianship application in a regional hospital setting.
Keywords
  • Dementia,
  • Guardianship,
  • Mental Competence,
  • Older people,
  • Public hospitals
Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall May 10, 2020
DOI
https://doi-org.ezproxy.scu.edu.au/10.1111/ajr.12540
Citation Information
Shibu John, David Schmidt and Joanne Rowley. "Decision‐making capacity assessment for confused patients in a regional hospital: A before and after study" Australian Journal of Rural Health Vol. 28 Iss. 2 (2020) p. 132 - 140
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joanne_rowley/8/