JCB MAID Task Force Releases Briefing Document: A Review of the Literature on Capacity Assessment Tools within Mental Health Practice

Through on-going work by the JCB Task Force on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and the mental health and addictions subgroup, coupled with evolving practice, capacity assessment for MAID requests has been recognized as an area requiring more standardization as well as deeper ethical consideration.

 

This briefing document, A Review of the Literature on Capacity Assessment Tools within Mental Health Practice, summarizes some of the preliminary findings emerging from the review which aims to better understand the range of capacity assessment tools described within psychiatric populations, and to eventually explore the ethical challenges involved with capacity assessment for MAID requests.

 

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