Patient narrative: an ‘on-switch’ for evaluating best interests

@inproceedings{Johnston2016PatientNA,
  title={Patient narrative: an ‘on-switch’ for evaluating best interests},
  author={Carolyn Johnston and Natalie Banner and Angela Fenwick},
  year={2016}
}
This article examines how the wishes, feelings, values and beliefs of adults lacking capacity can be evaluated and the extent to which they are given effect in best interests decision-making. One way of fulfilling the clinician’s legal responsibilities to take a patient’s preferences into account is to explicitly link these to the notion of narrative. Narratives provide a compelling grounding and give weight to views and values that may have been informally and consistently expressed in the… CONTINUE READING

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