Assessing patients decision‐making capacity in the hospital setting: A literature reviewAustralian Journal of Rural Health (2020)
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.
- Mental Capacity,
- Mental Competence,
- Older People
Publication DateFall April, 2020
Citation InformationShibu 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/