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Assessing patients decision‐making capacity in the hospital setting: A literature review
Australian Journal of Rural Health (2020)
  • Shibu John
  • Joanne Rowley
  • Kerry Bartlett
Abstract
Decision‐making capacity assessments for hospital settings are challenging as it is dominated by the ethical and legal principles of maintaining autonomy and protection. Health clinicians, especially in rural areas, are challenged with a lack of a standardised processes and pathways for decision‐making capacity assessment. A literature review was conducted to determine what measurement tools clinicians are utilising in the hospital setting for decision‐making capacity assessment and how decisions relating to consent to treatment, independent living and finances are made.
Keywords
  • Assessment,
  • Dementia,
  • Mental Capacity,
  • Mental Competence,
  • Older People
Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall April, 2020
DOI
https://doi-org.ezproxy.scu.edu.au/10.1111/ajr.12592
Citation Information
Shibu John, Joanne Rowley and Kerry Bartlett. "Assessing patients decision‐making capacity in the hospital setting: A literature review" Australian Journal of Rural Health Vol. 28 Iss. 2 (2020) p. 141 - 148
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joanne_rowley/9/