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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity: A Practical Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals 2nd ed isbn 9781119045342

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

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ISBN13: 9781405133593
New Edition ISBN: 9781119045342
Published: November 2007
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



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 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.

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Subjects:
Mental Health Law
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