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A 56-year-old man who is admitted to the ...
Determine whether the patient has decision-making capacity πŸ” / πŸ“Ί / 🌳

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submitted by βˆ—seagull(1746),
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submitted by βˆ—m-ice(354),
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hungrybox  These ethics questions seems so simple and yet somehow I always get them wrong. I guess deep down I'm just a scumbag. +18  
mutteringly  Hey there's always dental school +4  
hungrybox  legit made me lol, thanks for that +1  
jurrutia  Also, the patient is delusional! He thinks he's going to cure arthritis. You don't have decision making capacity when you're crazy. +  

submitted by βˆ—marypoppins(1),

Why can't it be choice E? I assumed the patient had bipolar.

submitted by βˆ—beetbox(3),
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naC eseoomn ilaexnp remo no hwo to ekctal ehtse espty fo isu?nsetoq I scuk at seeth oqutesnis ofr oT me, eh nddoseu treytp saen nda bnaaeselor (dose otn siwh to etaws hetor pee'lpos ye).omn eruS he hmgit be eundr lgtshi siersdeonp ijndugg woh eh has a alitrmen sslieln and sih nasmtetet no owh noydob ercas ofr m.hi tBu esluns he si roencteinh ro snaypidilg igalmca ,nikithgn igsns fo lsso of royemm .etc, yhw uldhso he eb adulaevet no igcseoai-iknndm cp?tiyaca

drdoom  in medical parlance, you can be so depressed that you're actually cognitively impaired. this is known as pseudodementia. thus, you need to figure out: β€œis this guy so depressed we can deem him incompetent to make decisions?” +  
rockodude  he says he has an invention to cure arthritis in 6 months he'll be back.. not normal imo. at least for this question thats the line that made me think does this person have capacity +  

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