Before surgery do you have you call for consent to sign if patient has dementia?

Follow
Share
This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
Find Care & Housing
2

Answers

Show:
I should have added that people with dementia can still be competent. It is not like the door on competence slams shut when someone is diagnosed. A person with mild to moderate dementia most often can make their own healthcare decisions. In this circumstance the hospital wouldn't have to call anyone before surgery.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Generally, yes. It is true for anyone. But there are special circumstances when a person's life is at risk and no one is available. A good example would be if someone is bleeding internally and will die unless something is done.

Why do you ask?
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
Related
Questions