The Bedside Capacity Assessment Tool: Further Development of a Clinical Tool to Assist with a Growing Aging Population with Increased Healthcare Complexities.
J Clin Ethics 2018 ;29(1):43-51
Zucker Hillside Hospital at Northwell Health, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker School of Medicine, Hempstead, New York USA.
Background: As the population of the United States ages, chronic diseases increase and treatment options become technologically more complicated. As such, patients' autonomy, or the right of patients to accept or refuse a medical treatment, may become a more pressing and complicated issue. This autonomy rests upon a patient's capacity to make a decision. Read More