Author | Mary Ann Cohen, MD


What Psychiatrists Need to Know About the Determination of Dispositional Capacity

April 13, 2018


Some of the most challenging decisional capacity consultations are requests to determine if a patient has the capacity to participate in discharge planning.

Bioethical Challenges for Psychiatrists: Determination of Decisional Capacity

July 26, 2016


The authors parse myths and facts about decisional capacity, with the goal of preserving patients' dignity and autonomy and helping you mediate conflicts, meet bioethical challenges, and provide compassionate resolutions.

The Role of Psychiatrists in HIV Prevention

March 22, 2016


Because over half of persons with HIV infection have a lifetime history of depression or bipolar disorder, psychiatrists are uniquely positioned to provide both preventive and therapeutic interventions to vulnerable patients.