Mental Capacity Casebook: Clinical Assessment and Legal Commentary

Author:   Tracey Ryan-Morgan
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9781138097896


Pages:   250
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Tracey Ryan-Morgan
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.454kg
ISBN:  

9781138097896


ISBN 10:   1138097896
Pages:   250
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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PART One: Introduction Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act (2005) The Role of the Psychologist in Assessments of Mental Capacity Guiding Principles and Common Pitfalls PART Two: Case Presentations and Commentaries Capacity to Make Decisions about own Finances Capacity to Make Welfare Decisions Capacity to Make and Revoke a Will (Testamentary Capacity) Capacity to Enter into a Sexual Relationship/ Capacity to Marry Capacity to Make a Lifetime Gift Capacity to Consent to Medical Treatment (Not Considered Life-saving) Capacity to Enter into Proceedings/to Litigate Capacity to Plead/ Stand Trial Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), Cheshire West and Positive Risk Management PART Three: Summary of Key Learning Points and Guidance on the Application of Transferable Knowledge

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Dr. Ryan-Morgan draws on her vast knowledge of the legal, clinical and ethical issues involved in this burgeoning area. The book provides guidance on the empirical literature yet at the same time highlights the dangers of relying solely on data in a reductionist way. The book places the client at the forefront and provides an invaluable route map for those working within this field. As a consequence, this should be an invaluable text for practitioners, expert witnesses and those in the legal profession seeking guidance in this complex and often challenging area. - Dr. Chris L Hamilton, Cons. Clinical Psychologist The case studies in this book are admirably knotty, requiring the precise level of detailed assessment and consideration demanded of practitioners on the ground. The author is to be heartily congratulated on undertaking an important contribution to the field of mental capacity. - Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers Clinicians and lawyers alike are certain to welcome this book which weaves together the complexity of clinical presentation, legal definition and case law. The assessment of mental capacity is a complex area where the fields of neuropsychology, mental health and the law overlap. This unique volume sets out guidance on how to structure complex capacity assessments with real examples set within the legal framework. An excellent, practical introduction for those new to the field but also of great value to those who regularly work within medico-legal settings. - Dr Sal Connolly, Head of Clinical and Neuropsychology, Ascot Rehabilitation


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Dr. Tracey Ryan-Morgan is a HCPC Registered Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, an Associate Fellow and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society as well as a Chartered Scientist, a Regional Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and listed on the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. She has worked in the NHS, Charity and Independent sectors. Tracey has consulting rooms in Wales and London.

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