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Making decisions 

Making decisions
Chapter:
Making decisions
Source:
Dementia Care: A Practical Manual
Author(s):

Jonathan Waite

, Rowan H. Harwood

, Ian R. Morton

, and David J. Connelly

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199228829.003.0012

Decisions in dementia 304

Capacity assessment in practice 306

Consent 307

How to make decisions 308

Best interests 310

Managing decision-making 312

Who should talk to whom? 313

Summary 314

Normally medical encounters run as follows: the patient notices a problem (or presents for prevention or screening), asks for medical help, therapeutic options are suggested (or reassurance given), and the patient decides whether to accept them or not....

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