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Neurological Patients and Decision-making Capacity 

Neurological Patients and Decision-making Capacity
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Neurological Patients and Decision-making Capacity
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Morris Levin

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10.1093/med/9780199862856.003.0022
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date: 16 December 2019

Chapter 22 presents a case of neurological patients and decision-making capacity, and discusses that patients have the right to refuse treatment, that when you suspect that a patient has cognitive incapacity or a psychiatric condition that prevents understanding and/or appreciation of the seriousness of the medical status, and consequences of refusing treatment, a determination of decision-making capacity should be made, and that a court order can be obtained to test or treat, but in emergencies, an exception is generally assumed to be granted.

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