Personality disorder and competence to refuse treatment

Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (10):715-716 (2008)
The traditional view that having a personality disorder, unlike other mental disorders, is not usually reason enough to consider a person incompetent to make healthcare decisions is challenged. The example of a case in which a woman was treated for a physical disorder without her consent illustrates that personality disorder can render a person incompetent to refuse essential treatment, particularly because it can affect the doctor–patient relationship within which consent is given
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DOI 10.1136/jme.2007.023341
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