Douglas E. Tucker, MD
Tucker DE. Assessing Competence to Consent to Treatment: A Guide for Physicians and Other Health Professionals. Ann Intern Med. 1998;129:595-596. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-129-7-199810010-00030
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1998;129(7):595-596.
Assessing Competence to Consent to Treatment: A Guide for Physicians and Other Health Professionals; Grisso T, Appelbaum PS. 211 pages. New York: Oxford Univ Pr; 1998. $29.95. ISBN 0195103726. Order phone 800-451-7556.
Field of medicine: Psychiatry and medical ethics.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: All clinicians, especially those in critical care medicine, geriatrics, and mental health.
Purpose: To provide clinicians with a practical, user-friendly guide to the assessment of competence of patients with regard to consent to treatment.
Content: This book covers the concept of competence and its place in the doctrine of informed consent, the circumstances in which the issue of competence arises, the assessment of competence, and decision-making procedures for incompetent patients.
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