Comparing neuropsychological and psychiatric evaluation of competency in rehabilitation: a case example.


This report describes the case of a 20-year-old man who sustained a gunshot wound to the forehead, resulting in traumatic brain injury and C2 ventilator-dependent quadriplegia. Issues of personal control and autonomy typified his psychological adjustment. The question of competency to refuse medical treatment arose when he disallowed intervention for a… (More)