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Article: A practical guide to capacity assessment and patient consent in Hong Kong

TitleA practical guide to capacity assessment and patient consent in Hong Kong
如何在香港實踐能力評估與病人同意治療的概念
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2003, v. 9 n. 4, p. 284-289 How to Cite?
AbstractA person's decision-making capacity is pivotal when a doctor determines whether a person has the ability to make his or her own decisions, and thus it has major clinical, ethical, and legal significance, especially in Hong Kong, where the Mental Health Ordinance has introduced Guardianship provisions and provisions for the treatment of mentally incapacitated persons. This paper examines the legal concept of decision-making capacity and its clinical assessment within the local context. It is important for doctors to be aware of the legal mechanisms under which both urgent and non-urgent treatment can be given to mentally incapacitated persons, provided that the treatment is necessary and given in the best interests of the patient.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45321
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, JGWSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorScully, Pen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:22:43Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:22:43Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2003, v. 9 n. 4, p. 284-289en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45321-
dc.description.abstractA person's decision-making capacity is pivotal when a doctor determines whether a person has the ability to make his or her own decisions, and thus it has major clinical, ethical, and legal significance, especially in Hong Kong, where the Mental Health Ordinance has introduced Guardianship provisions and provisions for the treatment of mentally incapacitated persons. This paper examines the legal concept of decision-making capacity and its clinical assessment within the local context. It is important for doctors to be aware of the legal mechanisms under which both urgent and non-urgent treatment can be given to mentally incapacitated persons, provided that the treatment is necessary and given in the best interests of the patient.en_HK
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dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hken_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshInformed Consent - legislation & jurisprudence - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMental Competency - legislation & jurisprudence - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMental Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshNeeds Assessmenten_HK
dc.subject.meshTreatment Refusal - legislation & jurisprudence - psychologyen_HK
dc.titleA practical guide to capacity assessment and patient consent in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.title如何在香港實踐能力評估與病人同意治療的概念zh_HK
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