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Psychiatric Issues in Palliative Care

Clinicians may not always implement the mental capac¬ity act correctly in decision-making where patients lack capacity, perhaps due to a lack of knowledge or experience or of confidence. The evaluation by Kornfield et al of men¬tal capacity assessments within American general hospitals showed that 64% of requests for capacity assessments were due to patients threatening to leave against medical advice and/or refusal of treatments or procedures.

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