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Implications of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on advance care planning at the end of life

Foster, Julie and Turner, Mary (2007) Implications of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on advance care planning at the end of life. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 22 (2). pp. 35-39. ISSN 0029-6570

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
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
ID Code: 52886
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2012 09:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:10
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52886

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