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Mental Capacity Act 2005

(3rd edition)

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides the legal framework for assessing whether a person has the mental capacity to make decisions and defines how others can make decisions on their behalf if they lack mental capacity. Its scope is wide-ranging involving decisions regarding social care, healthcare and financial matters.

Working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Third Edition) provides a clear and detailed explanation of the Act. It is written in an accessible style and is designed to be of maximum use to health and social care practitioners, enabling them to utilise the Act with confidence in daily practice.

There are detailed chapters on key parts of the Act including:

❖ The principles

❖ Advance decisions to refuse treatment

❖ Mental capacity assessment

❖ Office of the Public Guardian

❖ Best interests decisions

❖ Advocacy (IMCA)

❖ Restraint

❖ Deputies

❖ Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

❖ Court of Protection

❖ Lasting powers of attorney

❖ Financial powers

❖ Criminal offence

❖ Codes of practice

A4 size, paperback, 251 pages - £22.50

ISBN: 978-0-9552349-5-8

Authors: Steven Richards and Aasya F Mughal

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Mental Capacity Act 2005 wall chart

This bestselling wallchart on the Act is used by Councils, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and other groups across the country. A necessity for all health and social care settings – wards, health centres, care homes and social services offices. It highlights essential information on all key areas of the legislation.

Written in a succinct and easy to understand format that enables as many staff as possible to access the information. The striking design and A2 size mean that it will generate interest and discussion in the work- place.

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