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dc.creatorSchneider, P.L.en
dc.creatorBranstedt, K.A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:34:22Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:34:22Zen
dc.date.created2006-02en
dc.date.issued2006-02en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2005.013136en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2006 February; 32(2): 90-93en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=When+psychiatry+and+bioethics+disagree+about+patient+decision+making+capacity&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics+&volume=32&issue=2&date=2006-02&au=Schneider,+P.L.;+Branstedt,+K.A.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2005.013136en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/974734en
dc.description.abstractThe terms "competency" and "decision making capacity" (DMC) are often used interchangeably in the medical setting. Although competency is a legal determination made by judges, "competency" assessments are frequently requested of psychiatrists who are called to consult on hospitalised patients who refuse medical treatment. In these situations, the bioethicist is called to consult frequently as well, sometimes as a second opinion or "tie breaker". The psychiatric determination of competence, while a clinical phenomenon, is based primarily in legalism and can be quite different from the bioethics approach. This discrepancy highlights the difficulties that arise when a patient is found to be "competent" by psychiatry but lacking in DMC by bioethics. Using a case, this dilemma is explored and guidance for reconciling the opinions of two distinct clinical specialties is offered.en
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dc.subjectCompetenceen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPsychiatryen
dc.subject.classificationBioethicsen
dc.subject.classificationMalpracticeen
dc.subject.classificationNeurosciences and Mental Health Therapiesen
dc.titleWhen Psychiatry and Bioethics Disagree About Patient Decision Making Capacity (DMC)en
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