Flashcards in Neuropsych 2 Deck (15):
transform sensory to mental representations (thoughts/ideas)
cognition is contrasted with what that can also guide our behaviour and social functioning?
When is cognition important to clinical setting: 2 points
1. can be diagnostic (dementia)
2. function level: decision making
domains of cognition include 5 main ones:
5. executive fucntion
bedside neuropsych testing focus on?
identifying impairment via tasks
ACE-III used how?
cognitive screening tool
define decision-making capacity:
has cognition to make, understand, communicate and execute decisions during ADLs
Is capacity assumed?
capacity is universal or specific?
if you disagree with a person's decision, is that lack capacity?
Competence vs. capacity?
example of someone with capacity but without competence? what is the key principle?
deciding to build a house without training as a builder. people have the right to make poor decisions
When can you do a capacity assessment? 3 things needed
if there is a trigger leading to
1. organ level abnormality
2. cognitive impairment
3. one must directly lead to two
How to assess capacity according to APS? 5 points
1. can't understand information
2. can't retain info needed to make decision
3. appreciate consequences
4. weight risk/benefits
5. communicate the decision