A brief tool to assess capacity to consent for medical care among homeless individuals with problematic substance use: study protocol

@inproceedings{Taylor2013ABT,
  title={A brief tool to assess capacity to consent for medical care among homeless individuals with problematic substance use: study protocol},
  author={Darlene Taylor and Louise M{\^a}sse and Anita Ho and Michael L. Rekart and Mark Tyndall and Bonnie Henry and Joanne C. Clifton and Laurenna Peters and Gina S Ogilvie and Jane A Buxton},
  booktitle={Archives of public health = Archives belges de sante publique},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Public health care increasingly uses outreach models to engage individuals who are marginalized, many of whom misuse substances. Problematic substance use, together with marginalization from the health care system, among homeless adults makes it difficult to assess their capacity to consent to medical care. Tools have been developed to assess capacity to consent; however, these tools are lengthy and unsuitable for outreach settings. The primary objective of this study is to develop… CONTINUE READING
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