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Provide a clinical scenario in which it is necessary to evaluate a patients mental capacity to make a healthcare decision. This scenario can be one that you have found through research or one that you have created on your own. In this scenario, take the role of a professional in the healthcare field. Assume that the patient did not have advance directives and that their absence has complicated treatment decisions.
In your scenario, explain the issue that arose that required a medical decision as well as what makes you question the patients mental capacity to make such a decision. Discuss how you would go about assessing the patient for mental functioning sufficient to make medical decisions on his or her own behalf.
Should contain at least one scholarly reference in APA style.