Blindness among nursing home residents

Jason Karlawish, Daniel C. Schainholz, James M. Tielsch, Joanne Katz, Alfred Sommer, Barbara E.k. Klein, Ronald Klein

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To the Editor: Tielsch et al. (May 4 issue)1 are to be commended for their thorough and clinically relevant research on visual impairment in nursing home residents. But why did the authors employ a cognitive examination as a screening instrument to determine whether they would approach subjects or proxies to obtain informed consent? This practice reflects the mistaken notion that the cognitively impaired cannot grant informed consent. Decision-making capacity is at issue in informed consent, not competency.2,3 The assessment of decision-making capacity occurs during the first two parts of an informed-consent interview: disclosure and understanding. A categorical assessment of.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)879-880
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume333
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 28 1995

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Blindness
Nursing Homes
Informed Consent
Decision Making
Vision Disorders
Disclosure
Proxy
Interviews
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Karlawish, J., Schainholz, D. C., Tielsch, J. M., Katz, J., Sommer, A., Klein, B. E. K., & Klein, R. (1995). Blindness among nursing home residents. New England Journal of Medicine, 333(13), 879-880. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199509283331315

Blindness among nursing home residents. / Karlawish, Jason; Schainholz, Daniel C.; Tielsch, James M.; Katz, Joanne; Sommer, Alfred; Klein, Barbara E.k.; Klein, Ronald.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 333, No. 13, 28.09.1995, p. 879-880.

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Karlawish, J, Schainholz, DC, Tielsch, JM, Katz, J, Sommer, A, Klein, BEK & Klein, R 1995, 'Blindness among nursing home residents', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 333, no. 13, pp. 879-880. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199509283331315
Karlawish J, Schainholz DC, Tielsch JM, Katz J, Sommer A, Klein BEK et al. Blindness among nursing home residents. New England Journal of Medicine. 1995 Sep 28;333(13):879-880. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199509283331315
Karlawish, Jason ; Schainholz, Daniel C. ; Tielsch, James M. ; Katz, Joanne ; Sommer, Alfred ; Klein, Barbara E.k. ; Klein, Ronald. / Blindness among nursing home residents. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1995 ; Vol. 333, No. 13. pp. 879-880.
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