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.c8968Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest