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Determining Adolescent Competency and Decision-Making Capacity: An 18-Year-Old With an Eating Disorder


Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture

Commentator: Paul Appelbaum, MD, Columbia University 
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.