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Consent to care: Assessing patient decision making capacity, / Cassam Tengnah

British Journal of Community Nursing, Volume: 17, Issue: 4

Swansea University Author: Tengnah, Cassam

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A capable adult must be allowed to exercise his or her autonomy and such person must have decision relating to health care respected. Proceeding against a capable person's wishes would amount to the tort of trespass to the person and, in some cases, a criminal assault. This article discusses ho...

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Published in: British Journal of Community Nursing
Published: 2012
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa14073
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Abstract: A capable adult must be allowed to exercise his or her autonomy and such person must have decision relating to health care respected. Proceeding against a capable person's wishes would amount to the tort of trespass to the person and, in some cases, a criminal assault. This article discusses how capacity should be assessed in relation to health care interventions.
Keywords: Mental Capacity Act, Autonomy, Capacity, Assessment of capacity
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 4