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Assessing Capability of Medical Decision Making Capacity

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Assessing Capability of Medical Decision Making Capacity

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Michelle Rhodes, MD, Monica Vandivort, MD, Paul Gee, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
21860
Date Posted: 
09/28/2015
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/29/2018
Abstract: 

A multifacted program focused on Assessment of Medical Decision Making Capacity. It includes the following education and assessment tools:

 

  • Elder Care Provider Sheet, “Medical Decision-Making Capacity”
  • A needs assessment for all medical and surgical specialties
  • Just-in-time reference cards
  • Mini-CEX to assess residents

 

Educational objectives: 

Determine if the patient has the:

  • Ability to clearly communicate their choice for treatment or non-treatment
  • Ability to understand the relevant information (regarding medical condition and treatment)
  • Ability to understand the situation and the consequences of treatment options
  • Ability to reason about treatment choices, consistent with personal values

 

 

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Estimated time to complete: 
1 hour
Resident Level Competencies: 
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
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Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 4:46pm
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Suggested Citation:
Assessing Capability of Medical Decision Making Capacity. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21860