Skip to main content Accessibility help
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 1
  • Print publication year: 2010
  • Online publication date: August 2010

Chapter 2 - Assessing capacity in the medically ill: I don't want to!


1. EtchellsE, KatzMR, ShuchmanM, WongG, WorkmanS, ChoudhryNK, et al. Accuracy of clinical impressions and Mini-Mental State Exam scores for assessing capacity to consent to major medical treatment: comparison with criterion-standard psychiatric assessments. Psychosomatics. 1997;38(3):239–45.
2. GanziniL, VolicerL, NelsonW, DerseA. Pitfalls in assessment of decision-making capacity. Psychosomatics. 2003;44(3):237–43.
3. ResnickPJ, SorrentinoRN. Forensic considerations. In: BlumenfieldM, StrainJJ, editors. Psychosomatic medicine. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006. p. 91–106.
4. GutheilTG, AppelbaumPS. Clinical handbook of psychiatry and the law. 2nd ed. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000.
5. DraneJF. Competency to give an informed consent, a model for making clinical assessments. JAMA. 1984;252(7):925–7.
6. FarnsworthMG. Competency evaluations in a general hospital. Psychosomatics. 1990;31(1):60–6.
7. WeinstockR, CopelanR, BagheriA. Competence to give informed consent for medical procedures. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1984;12(2):117–25.
8. GrissoT, AppelbaumPS. The MacArthur Treatment Competence Study, III: abilities of patients to consent to psychiatric and medical treatments. Law Hum Behav. 1995;19(2):149–74.
9. WearAN, BrahamsD. To treat or not to treat: the legal, ethical and therapeutic implications of treatment refusal. J Med Ethics. 1991;17(3):131–5.
10. MyersB, BarrettCL. Competency issues in referrals to a consultation-liaison service. Psychosomatics. 1986;27(11):782–8.
11. MebaneAH, RauchHB. When do physicians request competency evaluations?Psychosomatics. 1990;31(1):40–6.
12. Louisiana. R.S. 2002;28:2.
13. SimonRJ. Legal and ethical issues. In: WiseMG, RundellJR, editors. The American Psychiatric Publishing textbook of consultation-liaison psychiatry: psychiatry in the medically ill. 2nd ed. Washington (DC): American Psychiatric Publishing; 2002. p. 167–86.
14. StrullWB, LoB, CharlesG. Do patients want to participate in medical decision-making?JAMA. 1984;252:2990–4.
15. CassilethBR, ZupkisRV, Sutton-SmithK, MarchV. Information and participation preferences among cancer patients. Ann Intern Med 1980;92(6):832–6.
16. EndeJ, LewisK, AshA, MoskowitzMA. Measuring patients’ desire for autonomy: decision making and information-seeking preferences among medical patients. J Gen Intern Med. 1989;4(1):23–30.
17. FreudA. The ego and the mechanisms of defense. In: Writings of Anna Freud. Vol 2 (rev ed). New York: International Universities Press; 1967.
18. SimonRI, SchindlerBA, LevensonJL. Legal issues. In: LevensonJL, editor. Textbook of psychosomatic medicine. Arlington (VA): American Psychiatric Publishing Co; 2005. p. 37–53.
19. KatzM, AbbeyS, RydallA, LowyF. Psychiatric consultation for competency to refuse medical treatment: a retrospective study of patient characteristics and outcome. Psychosomatics. 1995;36(1):33–41.
20. Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Committee on Medical Education. A casebook in psychiatric ethics. New York: Brunner/Mazel; 1990. p. 15–7.
21. HurstSA. When patients refuse assessment of decision-making capacity: how should clinicians respond?Arch Intern Med. 2004;164(16):1757–60.
22. ColeMG. Delirium in elderly patients. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2004;12(1):7–21.
23. LeeM, GanziniL. The effect of recovery from depression on preferences for life-sustaining therapy in older patients. J Gerontol. 1994;49(1):M15–21.