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A Clinician's Brief Guide to the Mental Capacity Act

2nd Edition

  • Date Published: July 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781909726420

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  • This easy-to-read book explains the nuts and bolts of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 that clinicians need to understand and use in their daily practice. This Act now gives all clinicians the authority to provide medical care and treatment for people over 16 years of age who lack the capacity to consent for themselves. It covers: how to assess whether a person lacks capacity and how to clarify the threshold of decision-making incapacity; the range, scope and limitations of the various authorities to treat (including 'best interests' decisions, advance decisions and lasting powers of attorney); the range of safeguards in place (such as the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs), the Court of Protection and Independent Mental Health Advocates); and relevant aspects of the Human Rights Act 1998, the Mental Health Act (including all recent amendments) and illustrative case law. There have been numerous developments in case law in the two years since the first edition. The second edition expands on clinically relevant issues from the courts, and assists in bridging the gap between court judgments and the frontline clinician.

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781909726420
    • length: 142 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the second edition
    Common abbreviations and terms
    1. The legal framework: the Mental Capacity Act, the Human Rights Act and common law
    2. The Mental Capacity Act and the authority to treat
    3. Assessment of capacity
    4. Best interests
    5. Alternative authority - planning for the future
    6. Independent mental capacity advocates and regulation of research
    7. Deprivation of liberty safeguards
    8. The Court of Protection, clinically relevant judgments from the courts and writing reports
    The Mental Health Act
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Nick Brindle

    Tim Branton

    Alison Stansfield

    Tony Zigmond

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