Show Summary Details
Page of

(p. 209) Competence to Consent to Treatment 

(p. 209) Competence to Consent to Treatment
Chapter:
(p. 209) Competence to Consent to Treatment
Author(s):

Kirk Heilbrun

, David DeMatteo

, Stephanie Brooks Holliday

, and Casey LaDuke

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199941551.003.0010
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ONLINE (www.oxfordclinicalpsych.com). © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Clinical Psychology Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 16 January 2021

Chapter 10 discusses competence to consent to treatment. Evaluations for competence to consent to inpatient treatment arise in circumstances that involve an individual seeking inpatient psychiatric treatment, and may be associated with impaired psychosocial functioning and rational decision-making. Evaluations of competence to consent to treatment are therefore useful in assessing whether the individual appreciates the nature of inpatient treatment, is willing to consent to such treatment, is able to provide such consent voluntarily, and is able to understand the part of treatment associated with hospital discharge.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Clinical Psychology requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.