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Mental Competency

"Mental Competency" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The ability to understand the nature and effect of the act in which the individual is engaged. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Mental Competency" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Mental Competency" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 142 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2016
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