Foster, Julie and Turner, Mary (2007) Implications of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on advance care planning at the end of life. Nursing Standard, 22 (2). pp. 35-39. ISSN 0029-6570Full text not available from this repository.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is concerned with decisions that are made on behalf of adults who lack the capacity to make those decisions for themselves. It has profound implications for decision making in end-of-life care. This article explores some of the issues raised by this legislation and highlights the need for health and social care professionals who are engaged in providing end-of-life care to understand their legal duty in relation to the act.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Nursing Standard|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Adult ; Advance Care Planning ; Algorithms ; Communication ; Decision Making ; Decision Trees ; Female ; Great Britain ; Health Services Needs and Demand ; Humans ; Intellectual Disability ; Male ; Mental Competency ; Nurse's Role ; Patient Advocacy ; Patient Participation ; Terminal Care|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited On:||13 Mar 2012 09:20|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2016 14:06|
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