Which of the following most clearly indicates that a patient is incapable of making medical decisions?
a. The patient merely nods her head instead of answering verbally.
b. The patient cannot understand the risks involved in her treatment.
c. The patient insists that God will protect her.
d. The patient is very gregarious.
e. None of the above.
I think, if the patient merely nods
her head instead of answering verbally is a clear indication that
the patient is incapable of making medical decisions.An important
thing that required to make medical decisions is capacity.
Capacity is the ability to use and understand information to make a medical decision and communicate any decision made.This patient is not giving non verbal communication at all.I think this patient lack capacity because his or her mind is disturbed in some way and cannot make a decision at that time.
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