Client competency can directly relate to two core ethical principles, one being the commitment to foster a client’s right to self-determination, and the other being a commitment to do what is in the best interest of the client.
One’s ability to make a rational decision of a certain kind can be seriously interfered with by the following factors EXCEPT:
The concept of competency was originally established by the federal Supreme Court as a necessary ability to proceed to trial.
In Step 1 of the common morality analytic framework, one attempts to identify the morally relevant features of the particular case. In this chapter, these features include:
In Step 2 of the common morality analytic framework, one must ask: