Factors influencing individuals' capacity decisions for patients requesting medical aid in dying
Patients who request medical aid in dying must undergo a capacity assessment by a qualified assessor. The current study examined if providing targeted neuropsychological information describing varying levels of patient performance could moderate the potential influence associated with the individuals’ demographic characteristics on their capacity determinations and confidence in their determinations. Two-hundred fifty participants including qualified professionals, professionals in training, and the lay public were recruited through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, university participant recruitment ...
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