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The Mental Capacity Act 2005: considerations for nursing practice

11 September 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the main elements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the implications for nurses. Many vulnerable adults have impaired capacity, and it is...

Empowering adults under the Mental Capacity Act

29 September 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 states: ‘A person is not to be treated as unable to make a decision unless all practicable steps to help him to do so have been taken...

Assertive outreach

01 November 2002

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The National Service Framework for Mental Health (DoH 1999a) and NHS Plan (DoH 2000) initiatives called for a total of 220 assertive outreach teams to be operational...