It is acknowledged that there is not yet perfect clarity regarding how the World Health Organization, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO ICF) (World Health Organization, 2001) is to be used to describe the situations where people with activity limitations who cannot manage their own personal care have their personal care needs met by others. These could be considered to be an absence of personal care participation restrictions, or alternately be thought of as persisting personal care participation restrictions with the situations described by the use of environmental factor items. In this article, the presence of inability to manage personal care alone or with the usually available help in the usual environment is termed ‘personal care participation restriction’.
Can this patient go home? Assessment of decision-making capacity
Article first published online: 16 FEB 2010
© 2010 The Author. Journal compilation © 2010 Australian Association of Occupational Therapists
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Volume 57, Issue 1, pages 65–67, February 2010
How to Cite
Darzins, P. (2010), Can this patient go home? Assessment of decision-making capacity. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 57: 65–67. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2010.00854.x
- Issue published online: 16 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 16 FEB 2010
- Accepted for publication 13 December 2009.