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Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity : A Practical Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals

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Legal Aspects Of Mental Capacity A Practical Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals Second Edition

Praise for the first edition: "Invaluable in negotiating the legal minefield that surrounds the complicated issue of mental capacity." Mental Health Practice

"In Dimond's Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity, we find a well-crafted reference book that goes beyond mere presentation of the law and relevant regulations." Metapsychology

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) regulates decision-making processes on behalf of adults who are unable to give informed consent due to a loss in mental capacity (be that from birth or due to an illness or injury at some point in their lives). Since the act's implementation, the new Court of Protection has been firmly established, and there have been significant Supreme Court cases, as well as further guidance on the 2005 Act and major developments in the use and assessment for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Thoroughly updated to take into account the many updates, developments, and changes in legislation and guidance, the new edition of Dimond's authoritative guide will be warmly welcome by practitioners and students who need to understand and work within the Mental Capacity Act and how it applies to their professional responsibilities.

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity is an essential resource for all healthcare and social services professionals, students, patient services managers, and carers working with those who lack the capacity to make their own decisions.
Number of Pages: 349.0
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Mental Health
Series Title: Advanced Healthcare Practice
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Bridgit C. Dimond
Language: English
Street Date: May 2, 2016
TCIN: 51197639
UPC: 9781119045342
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-6516

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