Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds
Commentator: Paul Appelbaum, MD, Columbia University Date1.21.10
Case Presenter: Kym Ahrens, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Drs. Appelbaum and Ahrens discuss a case involving an adolescent with an eating disorder who was passively refusing treatment. They explore the nature of decision making capacity, and how it can be contextualized to specific decisions.