Patients’ preference and mental capacityBMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b385 (Published 02 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b385
- Anita Damle, consultant psychiatrist1
- 1St Andrew’s Healthcare, Northampton NN1 5DG
When McPherson writes: “Where treatment choices have different and well understood outcomes, what matters most when deciding which treatment is best is the patient’s preference,” I presume he refers to patients who have capacity.1 Even the preferences of patients who have capacity may …
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