Care recipients cr must have capacity to make certain decisions often the cr’s decisional capacity will be examined for a decision-specific test the cr may be examined by a clinical interviewer the clinical interview must test the person’s ability to meet all four criteria of capacity a cr has capacity in relation to a specific decision if they

Try: Understand the

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Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

Information: Relevant to the decision can retain the information even if only for short periods can use or weigh the information relevant in the decision-making process including seeing both sides of the argument and being able to make a decision one way or the other can communicate their decision by talking using sign language or another form of communication understood by others remember it is important to provide full support before it is decided the cr lacks capacity and to tailor this support to try to remedy any problems identified in these four areas information

References: Pb rcpsych org

Keywords: Decisional capacity decision making

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