Legal aspects of mental capacity

Legal aspects of mental capacity

Legal aspects of mental capacity

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > KD737

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Bridgit Dimond
  • Biografical Information: 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.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
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Additional Format

Print version: Dimond, Bridgit. Legal aspects of mental capacity. Oxford ; Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2008 (DLC) 2007025761 (OCoLC)145732937

Short Description

1 online resource (XXVII, 417 pages)

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Legal aspects of mental capacity is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Bridgit Dimond.
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 9 editions
  • First edition Date: 2006
  • Last edition Date: 2008
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD737
  • Dewey Code: 344.41044
  • ISBN: 9780470697665 0470697660 9780470698082 047069808X
  • OCLC: 232611513

Publisher Description:

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.

Main Contents

Introduction: anatomy of the mental capacity act and its terms
Background to the legal system and the mental capacity act
Human rights and statutory principles for governing decision making
Definition of mental capacity
Making decisions in the best interests of others
Lasting powers of attorney
Court of protection, court appointed deputies, the office of the public guardian and VIsitors
Independent mental capacity advocates
Advance decisions
Protection of vulnerable adults and accountability
Children and young persons
Mental capacity and mental disorder
Organ and tissue removal, storage and use
The informal carer
Implementation, resources, and code of practice

Summary Note

* Easily read by a non-legal readership * Adopts a practical approach * Examines procedures, processes and protocols * Includes scenarios illustrating different legal points * Includes boxes to highlight cases, situations and statutory provisions * Considers specific client/patient groups e.g.

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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