Does my patient lack competence?

Cornock, Marc (2024). Does my patient lack competence? Orthopaedic & Trauma Times(44) pp. 14–19.


This article discusses what a healthcare practitioner should do if they suspect that their patient may lack competence in decision making. It discusses competence and how competence is assessed before outlining some actions a healthcare practitioner may take if they are unsure of their patient’s competence.

Note: this article is only concerned with patients aged 18 and over.

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