Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity / Edition 1

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity / Edition 1

by Bridgit C. Dimond
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405133597

ISBN-13: 9781405133593

Pub. Date: 01/03/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity aims to explain the significance of the provisions covering decision making on behalf of mentally incapacitated adults to health care workers. It explores the background to the legislation including determination of capacity and the definition of best interests; analyses the key provisions of the Act including principles for

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Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity aims to explain the significance of the provisions covering decision making on behalf of mentally incapacitated adults to health care workers. It explores the background to the legislation including determination of capacity and the definition of best interests; analyses the key provisions of the Act including principles for governing decision making and the statutory duty to act in the best interests; and explores the role of various statutory bodies. The Mental Incapacity Act and Code of Practice will be included as appendices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405133593
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/03/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Anatomy of the Mental Capacity Act.

and its Terms.

Chapter 2 Background to the Legal System and the Mental.

Capacity Act.

Chapter 3 Human Rights and Statutory Principles for.

Governing Decision Making.

Chapter 4 Definition of Mental Capacity.

Chapter 5 Making Decisions in the Best Interests of Others.

Scenarios B Making Decisions in the Best Interests of Others.

Chapter 6 Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Chapter 7 Court of Protection, Court Appointed Deputies,.

the Office of Public Guardian and Visitors.

Chapter 8 Independent Mental Capacity Advocates.

Chapter 9 Advance Decisions.

Chapter 10 Research.

Chapter 11 Protection of Vulnerable Adults and Accountability.

Chapter 12 Children and Young Persons.

Chapter 13 Mental Capacity and Mental Disorder.

Chapter 14 Organ and Tissue Removal, Storage and Use.

Chapter 15 The Informal Carer.

Chapter 16 Wales.

Chapter 17 Implementation, Resources and Code of Practice.

Chapter 18 Postscript .

Websites .

Recommended further reading .

Index

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