Mental Capacity Handbook 21.427
A step by step guide for nurses and carers in assessing mental capacity.
- What is mental capacity?
- The Mental Capacity 2005
- Who may lack capacity?
- The Five Principles
- The Mental Capacity Assessment
- The Outcome
- Best Interest Decisions
- Advance Decisions and Advance Statements
- Decision Makers
- Care Planning
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
The handbook is an essential resource for staff dealing with service users who may at times lack capacity, and the best course of action to take in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
It looks at numerous scenarios and gives examples of the decision to be made in each case and what steps were taken. Demonstrating that service users make their own decisions where possible, and if unable, care is planned in their best interests in the least restrictive way possible.
The forms available to capture this information, available from Standex Systems, can be found within the handbook.