Title

Narrative medicine and decision-making capacity.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2015

Publication Title

Journal of evaluation in clinical practice

Abstract

RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The author proposes a new model for the assessment of decision-making capacity based on the principles of narrative medicine. The narrative method proposed by the author addresses the hidden power realtionships implicit in the current model of capacity assessment.

METHODS: Sample cases are reviewed using the traditional model in comparison with the narrative model.

RESULTS: Narrative medicine provides an effective model for the assessment of decision-making capacity.

CONCLUSIONS: Deficiencies in the traditional model capacity assessment can be effectively addressed using narrative strategies.

Medical Subject Headings

Decision Making; Humans; Models, Theoretical; Narration; Patient-Centered Care

PubMed ID

25879153

Volume

21

Issue

3

First Page

503

Last Page

507

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