Implementing the Mental Capacity Act and the Code of Practice -- a Developing Scenario
Clinical Ethics 2008 June; 3(2): 63-68
This article sets out a scenario highlighting some of the issues to be faced by NHS hospitals when dealing with patients who may require treatment under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The article sets out matters to consider when dealing with patients in A&E, assessments of best interests, emergency treatment, lasting powers of attorney and transferring patients to nursing homes. All of these matters come under the remit of the Act.
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