Checklist for Capacity to Make Treatment Decisions

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Checklist for Capacity to Make Treatment Decisions
Part 1: Factual Understanding of Issues
[select name="Q1" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- What is wrong with you (or what illness do you have)?
[select name="Q2" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- What are the treatment or tests recommended for you?
[select name="Q3" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- What are the treatments supposed to do for you?
[select name="Q4" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- What might happen with the treatment that you do not want to happen?
[select name="Q5" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- What else could be done for your illness/problem (pros/cons)?
[select name="Q6" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- You mentioned that your doctor told you about risks with treatment – how likely do you think it is that the risks might occur?
[select name="Q7" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- Why is your doctor giving you all this information?
Part 2: Appreciation of Consequences
[select name="Q8" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- Explain what you believe is wrong with your health.
[select name="Q9" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- Do you believe you need treatment? What is treatment likely to do for you?
[select name="Q10" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- What do you believe will happen if you are not treated?
[select name="Q11" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- Why do you think your doctor has recommended specific treatment for you?
Part 3: Rational Manipulation of Information
[select name="Q12" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- Tell me how you reached the decision to accept or reject the recommended treatment?
[select name="Q13" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- What were the things that were important in reaching your decision?
[select name="Q14" value="satisfactory|marginal|unsatisfactory"] <-- How did you balance the pluses and minuses?
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reference: <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3200278" target="_blank">
Appelbaum PS, Grisso T. Assessing patients capacities to consent to treatment. N Engl J Med. 1988 Dec 22;319(25):1635-8.</a>[/html][/conditional]
Checklist for Capacity to Make Treatment Decisions
Part 1: Factual Understanding of Issues
<-- What is wrong with you (or what illness do you have)?
<-- What are the treatment or tests recommended for you?
<-- What are the treatments supposed to do for you?
<-- What might happen with the treatment that you do not want to happen?
<-- What else could be done for your illness/problem (pros/cons)?
<-- You mentioned that your doctor told you about risks with treatment – how likely do you think it is that the risks might occur?
<-- Why is your doctor giving you all this information?
Part 2: Appreciation of Consequences
<-- Explain what you believe is wrong with your health.
<-- Do you believe you need treatment? What is treatment likely to do for you?
<-- What do you believe will happen if you are not treated?
<-- Why do you think your doctor has recommended specific treatment for you?
Part 3: Rational Manipulation of Information
<-- Tell me how you reached the decision to accept or reject the recommended treatment?
<-- What were the things that were important in reaching your decision?
<-- How did you balance the pluses and minuses?
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