Capacity Assessment in Pregnant Patients
The Carlat Hospital Psychiatry Report, Volume 1, Number 3&4, April 2021
Saba Syed, MD
Director of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.
Clinical Professor, UCLA.
Bioethics Committee Chair, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.
Consultation-Liaison, Olive View Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Syed has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Imagine working with a pregnant, mentally ill woman who refuses critical obstetric interventions. Dr. Syed walks us through the steps to determine if these patients lack decisional capacity and explains how we can arrange for surrogate decision-makers.