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What is competency?

Ability of patient to understand information and make an informed decision.


What 5 criteria must be met for a patient to be deemed competent?

A patient must:
1. understand and recall information given
2. understand and recall implications of their decisions
3. communicate consistently on these issues
4. over 16 years
5. no self harm expressed or attempted

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