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

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) governs decision-making processes on behalf of adults who are unable to give informed consent, whether they lose mental capacity at some point in their lives due to illness or injury or where the incapacitating condition has been present since birth.

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity will assist practitioners in understanding the

Overview

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) governs decision-making processes on behalf of adults who are unable to give informed consent, whether they lose mental capacity at some point in their lives due to illness or injury or where the incapacitating condition has been present since birth.

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity will assist practitioners in understanding the basic provisions of the Act and how it applies to their professional responsibilities. It is also intended to be of assistance to the many carers who find themselves in the position of needing to make decisions on behalf of mentally incapacitated relatives and friends. Each chapter sets out the basis provisions, followed by a series of scenarios dealing with practical concerns which are discussed in the light of the new legislation.

• A practical guide to the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
• Easily accessible for those with no legal background
• Includes scenarios illustrating different legal points
• Explores the background to the legislation, including determination of capacity and the definition of best interests

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity is an essential resource for all healthcare and social services professionals, patient services managers and carers working with those who lack the capacity to make their own decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405133593
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/03/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
446
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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