A noncompliant patient with fluctuating capacity

Mary A. O'Dowd, Juan Jaramillo, Nancy Dubler, Maria F. Gomez

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Abstract

Because of intermittent refusal of both dialysis and medications, serial capacity assessments were made on a 38-year-old male on hemodialysis and receiving TB treatment. His capacity to make an informed treatment decision appeared to fluctuate and despite multidisciplinary involvement and a court determination that treatment should take place, questions remained as to how such a case should be managed in the patient's best interest. The process of making a capacity determination was reviewed from both a psychiatric and legal viewpoint and alternative strategies presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-324
Number of pages8
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1998

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A noncompliant patient with fluctuating capacity. / O'Dowd, Mary A.; Jaramillo, Juan; Dubler, Nancy; Gomez, Maria F.

In: General Hospital Psychiatry, Vol. 20, No. 5, 09.1998, p. 317-324.

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O'Dowd, Mary A. ; Jaramillo, Juan ; Dubler, Nancy ; Gomez, Maria F. / A noncompliant patient with fluctuating capacity. In: General Hospital Psychiatry. 1998 ; Vol. 20, No. 5. pp. 317-324.
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