Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity / Edition 1

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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.

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'In Dimond's Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity, we find a well-crafted reference book that goes beyond mere presentation of the law and relevant regulations. In fact, the real value of the text is in its illustrative examples and scenarios.? (Metapsychology, September 2009)

"Invaluable in negotiating the legal minefield that surrounds the complicated issue of mental capacity."
Mental Health Practice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405133593
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/3/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Bridgit Dimond is well known for her writings on health service law She is a former member of the Mental Health Act Commission and a non-executive of Bro Taf Health Authority. She is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Glamorgan and a non-executive director of Shaw Homes, a Friendly Society which manages nursing homes and care homes for the elderly,mentally infirm and those with special needs.

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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 .


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