How to ensure people with multiple diagnoses make the right decisions
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How to ensure people with multiple diagnoses make the right decisions

Rohit Shankar Consultant adult developmental neuropsychiatrist, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Peninsula Medical and Dental School, Plymouth
Richard Laugharne Consultant psychiatrist, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Fiona De Ferrars Locum GP, Fowey, Cornwall

Rohit Shankar and colleagues refer to a case study in explaining how mental capacity mapping helps clients take responsibility for the consequences of their actions

This case study describes a method of separating and clarifying the impact that a client’s concomitant learning disability, personality disorder, bipolar affective disorder and post-traumatic stress each had on her capacity to make decisions and take responsibility. This information was then used to plan an effective management strategy.

Learning Disability Practice. 15, 2,27-30. doi: 10.7748/ldp2012.03.15.2.27.c8968

Correspondence

rohit.shankar@cft.cornwall.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

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