Richard Griffith

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wales
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Consent to care: assessing patient decision-making capacity
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 17:191-4. 2012
  2. ncbi Deprivation of liberty safeguards
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:532-7. 2008
  3. ncbi Protection of Freedoms Act 2012: safeguarding vulnerable groups
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 17:393-6. 2012
  4. ncbi Identifying a deprivation of liberty: a guide for community nurses
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 17:548-52. 2012
  5. ncbi Proposals for legal reform in the coronial process 3
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:183-6. 2008
  6. ncbi Assessing children's competence to consent to treatment
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 17:87-90. 2012
  7. ncbi Understanding the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 14:309-13. 2009
  8. ncbi A district nurses' guide to disability discrimination law: part 2
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University, Swansea
    Br J Community Nurs 12:82-5. 2007
  9. ncbi Making decisions for incapable adults: the Scottish law
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 11:308-13. 2006
  10. ncbi Deprivation of liberty: the Mental Health Act or the Mental Capacity Act?
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 17:640-3. 2012

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  1. ncbi Consent to care: assessing patient decision-making capacity
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 17:191-4. 2012
    ..It is essential, therefore, that district nurses are able to assess the decision-making capacity of their patients...
  2. ncbi Deprivation of liberty safeguards
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:532-7. 2008
    ..District nurses will have such patients on their case loads and will need to be aware of the requirements that are due to come into force in April 2009...
  3. ncbi Protection of Freedoms Act 2012: safeguarding vulnerable groups
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 17:393-6. 2012
    ..article on changes to the law protecting vulnerable adults from harm by health and social care professionals, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah discussed changes to be made to Criminal Records Bureau checks...
  4. ncbi Identifying a deprivation of liberty: a guide for community nurses
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 17:548-52. 2012
    ....
  5. ncbi Proposals for legal reform in the coronial process 3
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:183-6. 2008
    In the final article reviewing the role and function of the coronial service Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah consider the proposals for reforming the system to take account of the recommendations of the Shipman Inquiry and the Bristol ..
  6. ncbi Assessing children's competence to consent to treatment
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 17:87-90. 2012
    ..In this article, the authors consider the requirements for Gillick competence, and highlight the factors district nurses must consider when determining whether a child is competent to give consent to treatment...
  7. ncbi Understanding the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 14:309-13. 2009
    ..This will enable them to better understand their legal duties, in order to protect themselves from liability and to protect their patients from abuse...
  8. ncbi A district nurses' guide to disability discrimination law: part 2
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University, Swansea
    Br J Community Nurs 12:82-5. 2007
    In last month's article Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah began their series on Disability Discrimination law by considering the definition of disability...
  9. ncbi Making decisions for incapable adults: the Scottish law
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 11:308-13. 2006
    ..structure with the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in Spring 2007 (see last month's article) Richard Griffith outlines how the law in Scotland meets the needs of adults with incapacity through the Adults with Incapacity ..
  10. ncbi Deprivation of liberty: the Mental Health Act or the Mental Capacity Act?
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 17:640-3. 2012
    ..It goes on to highlight the primacy of the Mental Health Act (1983) when a deprivation of liberty is necessary to treat a mental disorder in hospital or care home...
  11. ncbi Assessing decision-making capacity: lessons from the Court of Protection
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 18:248-51. 2013
    ..In this article, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah argue that community nurses can learn valuable lessons from recent cases in the Court of ..
  12. ncbi Mental capacity Act 2005: assessing decision-making capacity
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:284-8. 2008
    In last month's article on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah outlined the statutory principles and key powers that underpin the Act...
  13. ncbi Equality and anti-discrimination legislation in health care
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 15:130-4. 2010
    ..It is essential that nurses working in the community are aware of these rules and that they fulfil their duty under the NHS constitution, the law and their code of conduct...
  14. ncbi Mental Capacity Act 2005: advanced decisions to refuse treatment
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:391-4. 2008
    In the fourth of a series of articles on the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah consider the impact on district nurse practice of the introduction of advanced decisions refusing treatment that will allow a ..
  15. ncbi Consent to organ donation part 2: alternative modes of consent
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 15:33-6. 2010
    In the December 2009 issue of British Journal of Community Nursing Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah reviewed the system of consent for non-beating heart organ donation at the centre of the Human Tissue Act 2004...
  16. ncbi Making decisions for incapable adults. 2: Advanced decisions refusing care
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 11:162-6. 2006
    In the second article focussing on the provisions of the new Mental Capacity Act 2005, Richard Griffith considers the impact on district nurse practice of advanced decisions refusing health care, that will allow a person to refuse even ..
  17. ncbi Lawfully withdrawing life-sustaining treatment
    Richard Griffith
    Lecturer in Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 18:616-9. 2013
    ..This article considers the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on district nurse practice. ..
  18. ncbi Good handwriting: a vital element of a district nurse's duty of care
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 18:352, 354-5. 2013
    ..In this article the author considers the duty of district nurses to write clearly and highlights the financial and human cost of poor handwriting...
  19. ncbi When to allow or deny adult access to children's health records
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 18:148-51. 2013
    ..In this article the author sets out the requirements for a subject access request and why community nurses and specialist practitioners must proceed with caution when a request is received in respect of a child from the age of 12 years...
  20. ncbi Informing patients of risks inherent in treatment
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 14:487-9. 2009
    ..It discusses how the law requires a different level of disclosure for patients who ask no questions about risks, those who make general enquiries about risks and those who ask specific questions about the risks inherent in treatment...
  21. ncbi Consent to care: patients who demand or refuse treatment
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 17:139-42. 2012
    ..In this article Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah consider the legal and professional obligations of district nurses faced with patients who ..
  22. ncbi Mental capacity act 2005: lasting powers of attorney
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:577-81. 2008
    In their final article on the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah consider the impact on district nurse practice of Lasting Powers of Attorney that allow a person to appoint one or more people to make decisions ..
  23. ncbi Giving the 'flu vaccine: the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in practice
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:433-7. 2008
    ..The Mental Capacity Act, 2005 is used as a framework to explain to the practitioner where they stand legally in such situation and how to work safely and competently within the law...
  24. ncbi Protecting children: the role of the law 1. Principles and key concepts
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 12:122-4, 126-8. 2007
    ..Fundamental to this crucial role is a working knowledge of the provisions and concepts of the Children Act 1989 that sets out the legal framework for protecting children...
  25. ncbi Compulsory removal from home under the National Assistance Act 1948
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 11:494-7. 2006
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  26. ncbi Flexible working requests and the law: a guide for district nurses
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 15:293-6. 2010
    ..Where the request is refused an appeal can be made to an employment tribunal and further action can be considered on the grounds of discrimination...
  27. ncbi The role of the district in the coronial process: the inquest 2
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:138-41. 2008
    ..In this way you will be better prepared to fulfil your role as a witness and contribute effectively to the coronial process...
  28. ncbi The influence of human rights on district nurse practice
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 14:448-52. 2009
    ..This article reflects on the Human Rights Act 1998's influence on district nurse practice...
  29. ncbi Preparing for future incapacity
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 15:386-90. 2010
    ..These provisions will ensure that the wishes of the patient are respected without the need to go to court and so avoid delay...
  30. ncbi Assisted suicide: increased support for a change in the law
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 14:356-62. 2009
    ..In this article Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah review the current stance of the law on assisted dying and discuss laws that allow ..
  31. ncbi Making decisions for incapable adults. 3: Protection, guardians and advocates
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 11:214-21. 2006
    ..When the police confirm that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute the son, the care team wonder if the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 can be used to protect the patient...
  32. ncbi Safeguarding research subjects who lack decision-making capacity
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 15:508-9, 511-2. 2010
    ..This article outlines the requirements that must be met when conducting research with subjects who lack decision-making capacity...
  33. ncbi Prescription of controlled drugs by non-medical prescribers
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 16:558-62. 2011
    ..This article sets out the limitations on an independent nurse prescriber's right to prescribe controlled drugs under current legislation...
  34. ncbi Legal issues surrounding consent and capacity: the key to autonomy
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 16:611-4. 2011
    ..In the first of a series of articles on the principles of patient consent Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah outline the elements of a valid consent and how important obtaining consent is to the ..
  35. ncbi Unlicensed medicines: the right to prescribe 'specials' and the problem of overcharging
    Richard Griffith
    Lecturer in Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 18:380-2. 2013
    ..This article explores what specials are, a district nurse's right to prescribe specials and why they are susceptible to gross overcharging in the NHS...
  36. ncbi Extension of controlled drug prescribing rights to independent prescribers
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 17:235-8. 2012
    ..from November (Griffith and Tengnah, 2011) setting out the limits on prescribing controlled drugs by NMPs, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah discuss the changes introduced by the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment No...
  37. ncbi Determining a patient's best interests
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 16:250-3. 2011
    ..This article discusses how district nurses should approach the assessment and determination of best interests to meet the requirements of the law...
  38. ncbi District nurses' use of social networking sites: caution required
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 16:455-7. 2011
    ..In this article, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah review your accountability, as it applies to your online presence, and discuss the Nursing ..
  39. ncbi Mental Capacity Act 2005: statutory principles and key concepts
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:233-7. 2008
    ..In the first article of a series focusing on how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 applies to district nurse practice, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah consider the principles and key concepts underpinning the Act.
  40. ncbi The law and grievance resolution in the workplace: a guide for DNs
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 14:213-6. 2009
    ..It is, therefore, important that district nurses are aware of the new law, the Code and their rights in the event of a grievance at work...
  41. ncbi Consent to organ donation part 1: the current arrangements
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 14:544-7. 2009
    ..In the first of a short series of articles the current arrangements for consenting to the donation of organs are considered...
  42. ncbi A guideline for managing medication related dysphagia
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 12:426-9. 2007
    ..In this article Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah describe how the guideline will assist medication management and protect district nurses ..
  43. ncbi Understanding confidentiality and disclosure of patient information
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 12:530-4. 2007
    ..In this article Richard Griffith outlines the extent of the district nurses duty of confidence and considers when sharing patient information ..
  44. ncbi Alternatives to prescriptions for the supply and administration of POMs
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 14:128-31. 2009
    ..This article outlines the legal requirements for a valid prescription, PSD and PGD...
  45. ncbi Restraint and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:487-9. 2008
    In their latest article on Mental Capacity Act 2005 and district nurse practice, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah discuss the requirements for the lawful use of restraint and examine when an action may lead to a deprivation of liberty ..
  46. ncbi Guarding against discriminatory treatment decisions
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 18:513-5. 2013
    ..Although withdrawing the medication would make caring for the patient less challenging, the district nurse assesses the legal obligations that must be considered before this decision can be considered lawful...
  47. ncbi Assessing capacity to consent to sexual relations: a guide for nurses
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 18:198-201. 2013
    ..In this article Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah review the case law in relation to the capacity to consent to sexual activity...
  48. ncbi Legal requirements for the prescribing and administration of medicines
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 12:477-81. 2007
    On the 15th anniversary of the introduction of the Medicinal Products: Prescription by Nurses etc. Act 1992, Richard Griffith reflects on the development of nurse prescribing since the Acts implementation and outlines the current ..
  49. ncbi A district nurse's guide to the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 14:40-3. 2009
    ..To do this effectively district nurses must be aware of the provisions of the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007...
  50. ncbi Role of the law in ensuring work related road safety
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 12:574, 576-8. 2007
    ..Failing to comply could result in prosecution by the police and health and safety executive...
  51. ncbi Health and safety at work: a guide for district nurses
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 15:77-80. 2010
    ..Breaching a requirement of health and safety law is a criminal offence so it is essential that district nurses are able to fulfil their duty and so avoid prosecution...
  52. ncbi Modernizing public health law: protection and enforcement
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 16:402-5. 2011
    ..Health professionals, including district nurses, need to be aware of the health protection powers. This will enable them to take appropriate decisions in cases where voluntary measures to protect health are not possible...
  53. ncbi Modernizing public health law
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 16:350-3. 2011
    ..In this article, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah outline the amendments to the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 that adopt an ..
  54. ncbi Termination of pregnancy: a case for a change in the law
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 12:317-21. 2007
    ..In this article Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah review the development of the law relating to abortion and highlight the areas of reform ..
  55. ncbi Care pathways: a legal sword or shield?
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 12:374-7. 2007
    ..In this article Richard Griffith considers the legal implications of care pathways.
  56. ncbi A district nurses' guide to disability discrimination law: part 1
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 12:37-42. 2007
    ..In the first of two articles on disability discrimination, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah discuss the requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to meet the definition of ..
  57. ncbi The Equality Bill - simplifying and strengthening anti-discrimination
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 15:189-92. 2010
    Last month Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah considered how current discrimination law affects district nurse practice...
  58. ncbi Need to know: consent and the nurse's duty to warn of risk
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 17:35-7. 2012
    ..The article discusses whether patients are entitled to full and honest answers to their questions about risks, and whether district nurses can lie to anxious patients about the risks of treatment...
  59. ncbi Sharps injuries and the new European regulations
    Richard Griffith
    Lecturer in Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 18:460, 462-3. 2013
    ..This article sets out the key provisions of the 2013 regulations and considers their impact on district nursing practice. ..
  60. ncbi District nurse clinics: accountability and practice
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 18:94-7. 2013
    ..This article discusses some of the key areas of accountability underpinning the duty of care of district nurses working in nurse-led clinics...
  61. ncbi Further legal protection needed for nurses who report poor practice?
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 17:287-90. 2012
    ..In this article Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah review the law protecting whistleblowers, and discusses ways in which district nurses who ..
  62. ncbi Medicines law overhaul with Human Medicines Regulations 2012
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 17:445-7. 2012
    ....
  63. ncbi Protecting children: the role of the law 2. Legal powers to safeguard children
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 12:175-80. 2007
    ..This month Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah discuss the legal powers available under the Act that enable the proper authorities to ..
  64. ncbi Looking at the extent of fraud within the NHS
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 16:507-10. 2011
    ..In this article, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah outline what constitutes fraud and the measures taken by the NHS to counter fraudulent ..
  65. ncbi The swine flu, advice giving and the reporting of adverse drug reactions
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 14:405-9. 2009
    ....
  66. ncbi Principles of good evidence giving
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 15:542-4, 546. 2010
    ..The process is still largely adversarial and cross examination is a hostile experience. This article highlights the principles of good evidence...
  67. ncbi Legal requirements for donating and retaining organs: the Human Tissue Act
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 11:446-9. 2006
    ..In this article Richard Griffith describes how consent is now the driving force underpinning such activity and how the wishes of the patient ..
  68. ncbi Changes to criminal records checks used to safeguard vulnerable patients
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 17:341-4. 2012
    ..In the first of two articles on the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah discuss the current framework for disclosing criminal records and the impact of the ..
  69. ncbi The Bribery Act 2010: an overview for district nurses
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 17:498-500. 2012
    ..This article considers the implications of the Bribery Act 2010 on district nurse practice and the implications of failing to meet its provisions...
  70. ncbi Access to health records: the rights of the patient
    Richard Griffith
    Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 15:344-7. 2010
    ..This article considers the requirements for requesting and granting access to a patient to view and obtain a copy of their health record...
  71. ncbi Adoption law: a district nurse's guide
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 16:196-9. 2011
    ..It is essential that district nurses have a working understanding of the guidance and provisions of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 to confidently advise others about adoption and clarify any issues raised...
  72. ncbi Prescribing and administering unlicensed medicines
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 15:232-5. 2010
    ..These changes include the right to mix medicinal products so that they can be administered together as a single dose in, for example, a syringe driver...
  73. ncbi Making decisions for incapable adults 1: Capacity and best interest
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 11:119-25. 2006
    ..On her last visit, Jane refused to allow Mary to remove the dressing on her leg and treat the ulcer, which has become infected. Mary is concerned that Jane's wound needs to be treated to prevent further complications...
  74. ncbi The role of the district nurse when involved in the coronial process
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 13:93-7. 2008
    ..In a series of articles Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah review the role of the coroner and consider the impact of reform on district nurse practice...
  75. ncbi Whistleblowing and the law
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 16:142-5. 2011
    ....
  76. ncbi Consent to care: assessing patient decision-making capacity
    Richard Griffith
    Lecturers in Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs . 2012
    ..It is essential, therefore, that district nurses are able to assess the decision-making capacity of their patients...