Supported Decision-Making for Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare providers are charged to evaluate capacity and seek informed consent to treatment, but far too often the decision-making abilities of people with disabilities are dismissed due to their disabilities.
As a Healthcare Provider you are in a unique position to be an advocate for your patients and promote self-determination and autonomy or call their capacity into question and defer to a substitute decision maker. Supported Decision-Making offers a pathway to ensuring consent and positive health outcomes without infringing on a person’s rights.
By understanding the Supported Decision-Making process, professionals are able to better serve individuals with disabilities and understand their needs.
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