Mental Capacity Act
This session on the Mental Capacity Act will pick up on common questions asked by Occupational Therapists.
- If, when and how to assess capacity?
- Proportionality of capacity assessment, and how formal should it be?
- Difference between a person complying with something, and consenting to it
- Changing or fluctuating capacity, and how to approach it
- Executive capacity: (e.g. somebody apparently capacitous but repeatedly unable to use and weigh information at the relevant time)
- Relevance to decision-making of next of kin, and of lasting power of attorney
- Assessment of risk, implications of lack of capacity – and role of power of attorney
- Assessment of risk, implications of lack of capacity – and role of professional judgement
Meet our Experts
Michael has provided independent legal training in the field of health and social care for 25 years and written many legal books. He also worked at the Department of Health and Social Care for a period, following ten years at the Disabled Living Foundation.
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