Understanding, not wisdom, needed for capacity

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7511.294-a (Published 28 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:294
  1. M E Jan Wise, consultant psychiatrist (jan.wise@nhs.net)
  1. London NW6 6HX

    EDITOR—Benn and Lupton describe an interesting question in comparative morality in their article on the sterilisation of young, competent, and childless adults.1 However, by asking whether the patient has considered her present and …

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