A Review of the Literature on Capacity Assessment Tools within Mental Health Practice - Briefing Document

In order to explore the ethical challenges involved with capacity assessment for MAID requests, a scoping of the literature was conducted to better understand the range of capacity assessment tools described within psychiatric populations. This briefing document summarizes some of the preliminary findings of the review. The goal is not to suggest a new tool or modify an existing one. Rather, it is to provide ethicists and clinicians the opportunity to share ethical and practical concerns about the robustness of capacity assessments in order to consider how existing processes may be adapted and standardized, particularly in the context of MAID.

Resource Type - Type de Ressources: 
Author/Publisher - Auteur/Éditeur: 
Shanker, R.R.
Mental Health and Addictions Subgroup of the Joint Centre for Bioethics Task Force on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
Date Published: 
2016-01