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Paul Wheeler Lecturer in learning disability nursing, University of Glamorgan, Tizard Centre, University of Kent at Canterbury

Consent to treatment for men and women with a learning disability or who are otherwise mentally incapacitated

Decision making surrounding consent to treatment is a difficult area for nurses. This article discusses the legal aspects of consent to treatment for men and women with learning disabilities and focuses on the Mental Health Act 1983.

Learning Disability Practice. 6, 5, 29-37. doi: 10.7748/ldp2003.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review