Can Any Doctor Assess Decisional Capacity?

The title of this post is deliberately provocative and ambiguous. On the one hand the title (a question) implies that a specialist (usually a psychiatrist) should conduct most decisional capacity assessments (DCAs). On the other hand, one wonders if any doctor, regardless of specialty, can get the job done right. The question arises almost every … Continue reading Can Any Doctor Assess Decisional Capacity?