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Vol 7, No 3 (2008)
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Published online: 2008-10-10
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Implementing Mental Capacity Act in the everyday decisions of the hospice multi-disciplinary team

Dominic MacManus, Zbigniew Zylicz
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2008;7(3):115-118.

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Vol 7, No 3 (2008)
Review articles
Published online: 2008-10-10

Abstract

The Dove House Hospice has always held Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings and made every attempt to ensure that patients wishes are met. No return.
By highlighting one or two patients per week whose care might be affected by the Mental Capacity Act we have added another layer in our quest to ensure that the patient receives the best and appropriate care for him, in line with his wishes, and that competent decisions are made.
It has also helped staff to become familiar with the Act and apply it in real situations.

Abstract

The Dove House Hospice has always held Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings and made every attempt to ensure that patients wishes are met. No return.
By highlighting one or two patients per week whose care might be affected by the Mental Capacity Act we have added another layer in our quest to ensure that the patient receives the best and appropriate care for him, in line with his wishes, and that competent decisions are made.
It has also helped staff to become familiar with the Act and apply it in real situations.
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Keywords

Mental Capacity Act; multi-disciplinary team; hospice

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Title

Implementing Mental Capacity Act in the everyday decisions of the hospice multi-disciplinary team

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 7, No 3 (2008)

Pages

115-118

Published online

2008-10-10

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2008;7(3):115-118.

Keywords

Mental Capacity Act
multi-disciplinary team
hospice

Authors

Dominic MacManus
Zbigniew Zylicz

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