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Description - Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity by Bridgit C. Dimond

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity aims to explain the significance of the provisions covering decision making on behalf of mentally incapacitated adults to health care workers. It explores the background to the legislation including determination of capacity and the definition of best interests; analyses the key provisions of the Act including principles for governing decision making and the statutory duty to act in the best interests; and explores the role of various statutory bodies. The Mental Incapacity Act and Code of Practice will be included as appendices.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405133593
ISBN-10: 1405133597
Format: Paperback
(243mm x 173mm x 23mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bridgit C. Dimond

Bridgit Dimond is well known for her writings on health service law She is a former member of the Mental Health Act Commission and a non-executive of Bro Taf Health Authority. She is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Glamorgan and a non-executive director of Shaw Homes, a Friendly Society which manages nursing homes and care homes for the elderly,mentally infirm and those with special needs.

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