The Many Faces of Competency
Drane, James F.
Hastings Center Report 1985 April; 15(2): 17-21
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Drane, James F. (1985-04)A sliding-scale model for assessing patient competency to consent to medical treatments is proposed. The least stringent standard, to be applied in the case of safe and effective treatments, assumes a valid consent if ...
Drane, James F. (1984-08-17)The author proposes a three-level sliding scale for physicians to use in determining the capacity of patients with diminished mental capacities to consent to or refuse treatment. Since his goal is to promote informed ...