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Understanding the autonomy of adults with impaired capacity through dialogue

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  • Contributors Discussions between AW, SB, MR and TW raised the initial concerns regarding decision-making by and for PwD that shaped this project and our approach to consent to research participation. AW devised the theoretical argument. DB, SB, MR and TW reviewed relevant empirical literature bearing on the argument. JD reviewed relevant primary care decision-making literature. AW, TW, SB and DB developed the research participation consent procedure sketched in the article. AW drafted the manuscript. All others edited and revised the draft to produce the final manuscript submitted for review.

  • Funding This study was funded by Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (NIHR150756).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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