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Mental Capacity: BMA Advice and Toolkit

The BMA Mental Capacity tool kit contains a series of cards relating to specific areas of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (England and Wales).  It is designed to raise awareness of the Act and to help in good decision-making when providing care and treatment for people who lack, or who may lack, the mental capacity to make decisions on their own behalf.

It covers issues such as how to assess capacity, the basic principles of the Act, advance refusals of treatment, research and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).

 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/ethics/mental-capacity/mental-capacity-toolkit

Updated on Monday, 26 February 2018, 1040 views

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