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.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Handbook

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Author: Steven Richards,Aasya F Mughal

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1682227685

Category: Law

Page: 148

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The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Handbook is designed to provide a clear and detailed explanation of DoLS. It is written in an accessible and practical format to be of maximum use to health and social care staff so they can be confident using DoLS in daily practice. It is the most complete and up to date guide on DoLS in practice currently available. The handbook is written by Steven Richards and Aasya F Mughal (barrister) authors of two highly popular books Working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Working with the Mental Health Act. Both Steven and Aasya train health and social care professionals (including DoLS assessors and authorising signatories) around the country on the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS and have used this experience to produce a book that answers the most commonly asked questions on DoLS in practice. Although DoLS is currently under review there is no plan to change the legislation before 2018 at the earliest. Until then staff working in health or social care settings and DoLS assessors need a clear and practical guide on its use and application in practice. This handbook is written to meet that need.

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.)

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 Maudsley Handbook of Practical Psychiatry

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Author: Gareth Owen,Simon Wessely,Robin Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199661707

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Second edition published under the title: Psychiatric examinations, 1987. Unable to establish if the first edition was also published under this title.