The early experience of Old Age Psychiatrists in the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005: a pilot study.

@article{Shah2010TheEE,
  title={The early experience of Old Age Psychiatrists in the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005: a pilot study.},
  author={Ajit J Shah and Natalie Banner and Chris Heginbotham and Bill Kwm Fulford},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          147-57
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) was fully implemented in October 2007 in England and Wales. METHODS A pilot questionnaire study examined the experience of consultants in Old Age Psychiatry in the early implementation of the MCA pertaining to local policy and training in the application of the MCA, the assessment of decision-making capacity, the determination of best interests, and the use of the least restrictive option and restraint. RESULTS Fifty-two (27%) of the 196… CONTINUE READING

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