Mental Capacity Act 2005 code of practice

[2007 final edition]

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Author: Great Britain: Department for Constitutional Affairs

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117037465

Category: Law

Page: 296

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The Mental capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework for people who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves, or for people who want to make provision for a time when they will be unable to make their own decisions. This code of practice, which has statutory force, provides information and guidance about how the Act should work in practice. It explains the principles behind the Act, defines when someone is incapable of making their own decisions and explains what is meant by acting in someone's best interests. It describes the role of the new Court of Protection and the role of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates and sets out the role of the Public Guardian. It also covers medical treatment and the way disputes can be resolved.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Code of Practice to Supplement the Main Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice

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Author: Tso

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113228157

Category: Education

Page: 120

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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework for acting and making decisions on behalf of individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so for themselves. It introduced a number of laws to protect these individuals and ensure that they are given every chance to make decisions for themselves. The Act has recently been supplemented with new provisions pertaining to those who need to be accommodated under care and treatment regimes that may have the effect of depriving them of their liberty, but who lack the capacity to consent. This Code of Practice provides guidance and information for professionals implementing the deprivation of liberty safeguards legislation on a daily basis. In some cases, this will be paid staff, in others, those who have been appointed by law to represent individuals who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves (such as deputies or donees of a Lasting Power of Attorney).The Code incorporates good practice and demonstrates how the principles of the Act can be applied to those who have been deprived of their liberty for their own safety, or for the safety of others.

Assessment of Mental Capacity

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Author: The British Medical Association

Publisher: The Law Society

ISBN: 1784460397

Category: Law

Page: 368

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Doctors, lawyers and other professionals often need to make an assessment of a person's mental capacity. This book helps to support these professionals by giving them a fuller understanding of the law in all situations where an assessment of capacity may be needed, clarifying the roles of professionals and providing an aid to communication both between them and with the person being assessed.Written by experts from a variety of disciplines, Assessment of Mental Capacity combines a precise statement of the law with a practical, jargon-free approach to provide guidelines on a range of issues, from capacity to form intimate personal relationships, to capacity to consent to medical treatment. The fourth edition has been updated and expanded to take account of:- recent case law and current good practice- revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice- the rising prominence of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.It provides an essential source of guidelines and information, including extracts from Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Code of Practice, and is an indispensable tool for health and legal professionals.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005

A Guide for Practice

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Author: Robert A. Brown,Paul Barber,Debbie Martin

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473934095

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its accompanying Codes of Practice continue to have a huge impact on mental health professionals working with some of the most vulnerable people throughout England and Wales. Whether you are a Social Worker, Best Interest Assessor, Mental Health Nurse, Doctor, Psychiatrist or an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), understanding the Mental Capacity Act and its implications for practice is essential and this indispensable guide will help you do just that. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is designed to protect and empower individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment and this bestselling book will provide invaluable support to busy practitioners needing to draw on the Act in the following ways: - Sets out the full text of the main body of the Act for quick reference - Contains practical advice and checklists for working with the Act and the main principles and Codes of Practice - Shows how the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act interact so that statutory requirements can be put into practice. Written in a style accessible to all professionals, this fully updated Third Edition has been revised and enlarged to incorporate revisions to the Mental Health Act Code of Practice 2015 and the crucial impact of the Supreme Court decisions in the Cheshire West cases.

Practical Social Work Law

Analysing Court Cases and Inquiries

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Author: Siobhan E. Laird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317864670

Category: Law

Page: 576

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Practical Social Work Law: analysing court cases and inquiries presents legal issues associated with social work in an accessible format. It approaches the law in a way that is less daunting and more engaging by examining actual court cases and public inquiries, and explores the stories of real people and the legal and ethical dilemmas practitioners will face. The text adopts a problem-centred approach to learning by introducing the reader to key aspects of the law through a series of real-life situations; it addresses basic principles regarding the operation of the law and explores the lessons for good practice. Each chapter addresses a specific area of social work law including family breakdown, safeguarding children, youth justice, adults with disabilities, mental health and mental capacity. Landmark cases, cases drawn from the lower courts, tribunals, and ombudsman’s decisions are included throughout presenting an accessible account of the application of the law. Practical Social Work Law is an essential text for undergraduate, postgraduate and recently qualified social workers who are wrestling with the complexity of the law and the professional dilemmas it poses for their practice. "This book is unusual for a law book in that it is not only a reference book but also a very readable volume...[It] is set out clearly and provides a sound basis for student social workers new to the law and a refresher for qualified practitioners." Catherine Poulter. RSW. Integrated Community Services. Carmarthenshire County Council

The Mental Capacity Act 2005: A Guide for Practice

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Author: Robert Brown,Paul Barber,Debbie Martin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844455548

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In 2007 The Mental Capacity Act came into effect providing a new statutory framework for decision making. This book is a practical guide to working within the requirements of the Act, identifying situations where staff will need to be familiar with the Act and Code of Practice and providing checklists and exercises to help people to ensure compliance with the new requirements. This edition also includes the complete text of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and will be of immense value to Best Interest Assessors.

Psychiatry in Primary Care

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Author: Patricia R. Casey,Richard Byng

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052175982X

Category: Medical

Page: 401

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An accessible book that covers the psychiatric disorders seen by general practitioners in a practical, clinically applied way.

Scrutiny of Mental Health Legislation

Follow Up

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Author: N.A

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780104012567

Category: Law

Page: 24

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In this Report, the Joint Committee on Human Rights considers: the draft Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice; draft guidance on Bournewood patients (people who lack capacity to consent to the arrangements made for their care, where those arrangements amount to a deprivation of liberty); and the Government's approach to the Council of Europe Recommendation (2004/10) on the protection of the human rights and dignity of persons with mental disorder. This paper builds on two previous reports published by the Committee on the Mental Health Bill during its passage through Parliament in 2006-07 ('Legislative Scrutiny: Seventh Progress Report (HL 112 / HC 555)', ISBN 9780104010754; and 'Legislative Scrutiny: Mental Health Bill (HL 40 / HC 288)', ISBN 9780104010136), both of which are available to purchase below.

Mental Capacity Act 2005

A Guide to the New Law

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Author: Nicola Greaney,Fenella Morris,Beverley Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781853289033

Category: Capacity and disability

Page: 337

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This book provides a thorough analysis of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and includes the full text of the Act. The authors are experienced practitioners who give legal and practical insights derived from the application of the current common law scheme which the Act will replace.

Medical Ethics and the Elderly, 3rd Edition

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Author: Gurcharan S. Rai

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315346702

Category: Medical

Page: 188

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This ground-breaking and highly regarded book explores the central ethical issues arising from the day-to-day care of older patients. This Third Edition incorporates key recent developments including guidance from the General Medical Council and the National Council for Palliative Care on consent and refusal of treatment, The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the NHS Code of Practice on Confidentiality. The key aim of the book remains to provide a practical guide for health professionals who are involved with doctors in making difficult decisions. Medical students who now study medical ethics and their application in the day-to-day management of patients as part of the undergraduate curriculum will also benefit.

Mental Capacity Act Manual

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Author: Richard Martin Jones

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 9780421918207

Category: Capacity and disability

Page: 146

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Provides a comprehensive guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 soon after it receives Royal Assent Shows how the new Act interacts with the Mental Health Act 1983 Analyses the implications of the Act for each group involved - patients, local authorities, medical professionals, independent care homes, hospitals, etc Clarifies the new decision making mechanisms which will allow decisions to be taken on behalf of people lacking mental capacity Explains the new legal test that must be used to establish capacity Goes through the defences available for breach of the Act Explains the scope of the new lasting powers of attorney Deals with related areas such as the financial affairs of a person without capacity Details the new powers of the Court of Protection Covers mental capacity in both clinical and care scenarios Acts as a companion volume to the Mental Health Act Manual

Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law for Social Workers

An Introduction

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Author: Simon Godefroy

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473934133

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Many social work students find the study of mental health legislation a complex and at times challenging process. Acts of law can seem irrelevant and far-removed from everyday practice and the person-centred approach that many social workers take. This book introduces students to the fundamental principles of mental health law and how they can be applied to everyday practice. There are clear introductions to key Acts such as the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act as well as the relevant Codes of Practice. These introductions, applied to social work case examples from practice, make this book a perfect key text for the social work law module. Students will see that mental health law doesn't exist in a vacuum and instead develops and evolves through constant interaction with the fundamental principles of sound social work practice.

The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy - Volume 1 - E-Book

Assessment

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Author: Tim Ainslie

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052892

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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This exciting new resource is designed to assist undergraduate physiotherapy students and new graduates in confidently assessing patients in a range of physiotherapy specialties outside of the ‘core’ areas of practice. Areas covered include paediatrics, geriatrics, mental health and rheumatology. Valuable content is easily accessible in a small portable format which will be an invaluable reference during placements or practice. Each chapter provides a concise overview of the philosophy and the specific assessment processes for each of the 17 practice specialties. A wealth of online learning resources are also available with the Guide, these include access to case studies, multiple-choice questions and a reference list for each chapter. In addition there is a bank of downloadable photographs and line drawings relating to each of the 17 chapters. Used along with The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy: Volume 2 Treatment, Volume 1 Assessment will be an indispensable tool for any physiotherapist. A blend of resources providing an insight into the ‘non core’ areas of practice, enabling the individual to prepare ahead or refresh knowledge in order to feel confident about approaching the assessment of patients in practice areas not previously encountered. Easy access to nuggets of information on 17 ‘non core’ speciality areas, including burns and plastics, learning disabilities and rehabilitation A handy quick reference tool for both students and physiotherapists Access to online resources including, reference lists, an image bank, 51 cases studies and over 300 MCQs!

Practical General Practice E-Book

Guidelines for Effective Clinical Management

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Author: Alex Khot,Andrew Polmear

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049093

Category: Medical

Page: 792

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Practical General Practice is a highly practical manual, specifically designed for use during the consultation process. Containing over 1000 conditions, the unique underlying structure of the book allows the GP to see immediately what treatment is recommended and why. All recommendations are highly specific - giving a firm guide to the GP during the consultation process rather than a list of possibilities that the GP might wish to consider. Bullet points for action which give the GP an immediate summary of the issues that must be covered in the consultation. Bullet points of the key evidence which justifies those recommendations. All chapters thoroughly revised, to reflect changes in the evidence, and in major guidelines, since the last edition. NNT values provided when available

Law for Social Workers

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Author: Hugh Brayne,Helen Carr,David Goosey

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191058033

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 20 years. Written by a qualified social worker and experienced lecturer team, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal book to see you through your course and career. The new edition continues to provide an accurate, jargon-free account of the law social workers need to know, with helpful diagrams and case studies included throughout to explain areas of difficulty and ensure understanding for students and professionals at all levels. The 13th edition also features 'The Social Worker's Toolkit', offering practical advice on topics such as going to court, preparing evidence, and writing reports, and provides the ideal support while on placement or in the workplace. The book is accompanied by a fully interactive Online Resource Centre featuring updates on recent cases and changes to legislation, guidance on answering exercises in the book, a glossary explaining essential legal terminology, and video podcasts. For lecturers, resources include suggested lecture discussion points and powerpoint slides, plus a test bank of over 200 multiple choice questions for class-testing. With its comprehensive coverage and practical focus, Law for Social Workers will be an invaluable guide throughout your degree and as you enter the workplace, equipping you with the essential legal knowledge to give you the confidence to practice.

Mental Capacity Legislation

Principles and Practice

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Author: Rebecca Jacob,Michael Gunn,Anthony Holland

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 9781909726000

Category: Medical

Page: 122

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This book draws on clinical experience, case law and the developing research literature accrued during the six years that the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) have been in effect. It focuses on the theory underpinning the principles of this legislation and the practical challenges of applying it in clinical settings. It also compares and contrasts the remit of the Mental Capacity Act with that of the Mental Health Act. The book is aimed at psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who treat individuals who lack capacity, and also at those called upon to guide and advise colleagues in acute hospitals and residential care settings about the assessment of capacity, DoLS and the appropriate use of best interests principles. The contributors, who include both clinicians and clinical academics, have been chosen to ensure that both practical and research considerations pertaining to the statute are taken into account. (Please note, this book applies to the law in England and Wales only.)