Assessment of Mental Capacity: Guidance for Doctors and Lawyers

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 236 pages
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This guide on assessment of people with some sort of mental impairment is a broad ranging report produced jointly by the British Medical Association and the Law Society. It is an authoritative statement on an important area. Its wide ranging coverage makes it essential reading for these groups. The second edition has been revised throughout to bring it right up to date with present requirements.
 

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Contents

Guidance for doctors and lawyers Part I Introduction
1
Guidance for doctors and lawyers Part II Legal principles
25
Guidance for doctors and lawyers Part III Legal tests of capacity
39
Guidance for doctors and lawyers Part IV Practical aspects of the assessment of capacity
145
Guidance for doctors and lawyers Appendices
175
Guidance for doctors and lawyers Useful addresses
221
Guidance for doctors and lawyers Further reading
226
Guidance for doctors and lawyers Index
228
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